Residential Gas Utility Services

New Applicant

If you have never been a gas customer with MCPU, we will ask you to come to the office at 316 N. Market Street to complete an application for service. All applicants must be age 18 or over and will be asked to provide up to two forms of identification when submitting the application for service.  Information given to Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. on the application must be accurate and verifiable.  Notification of approval or rejection of an application will be made within two days after receiving all required information.

If you are unable to physically come to our office, please call us at (618) 262-5151 or Toll Free 1-877-262-7036 and we will make reasonable accommodations so that you may complete the application for service.

Acceptable Forms of Identification
New applicants for service are required to provide up to two forms of proper identification to connect service. At the time of the application, you will need a current and valid driver’s license or State issued I.D. card.  Applicants may be asked to provide one other form of identification, including but not limited to any of the following: 


Additional Information required
You also need to provide the following information when applying for service: 


Privacy
If there is more than one adult over the age of 18 living in the residence and who will be responsible for the account, each applicant for service may be required to provide identification. Only persons who have signed the application for service, or someone designated in writing, will be allowed access to account information.
Third party applications may be made only by persons who have been authorized to act on behalf of the applicant, and Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. must verify this authorization either by documentation or by direct contact with the applicant.

Deposits
New applicants for service are not required to make a deposit for connection of service if:

Former Gas Utility Customer

If you have been a gas customer in the past, you may not need to visit our office to establish service. You may call (618) 262-5151 or Toll Free 1-877-262-7036 to verify that we have the information we need to reinstate you as a customer in our service territory.

Identification
You may not be required to visit our office to establish a new account if:

  • None of your personal information has changed,
  • When you ceased being a customer your account balance was paid timely and in full, and
  • It has been less than two years since you were last a customer.


Privacy
If there is more than one adult over the age of 18 living in the residence and who will be responsible for the account, each applicant for service may be required to provide identification. Only persons who have signed the application for service, or someone designated in writing, will be allowed access to account information.

Third party applications may be made only by persons who have been authorized to act on behalf of the applicant, and Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. must verify this authorization either by documentation or by direct contact with the applicant.

Deposits
The Company may require an applicant for service to make a deposit with the Company.

The requirement of a deposit and the amount needed to connect service are determined in compliance with IL Admin Code Part 280 and equal two times the average monthly gas bill at the location to be connected.

Deposits earn interest while they are held by the utility company. The interest rate is established annually by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Interest will be credited to your account at the deposit anniversary date.

Deposits are refunded in full when the account has a satisfactory payment history during any 12-month period.

Purchased Gas Adjustment Charge (PGA)

In addition to the standard rates, your bill will include a Purchased Gas Adjustment Charge (PGA) each month. The incremental cost per therm is calculated each month based on the cost of purchased natural gas and its transportation to the Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. gas distribution system. Only the costs associated with customer use are included in the calculation of the monthly PGA.

The PGA for the current month is $0.2273.

Historical PGA ($ per therm)

 201720162015201420132012
January$0.5204$0.35940$0.60410$0.42650$0.52270$0.40510
February$0.5237$0.34120$0.37890$0.48040$0.44400$0.44280
March$0.2977$0.39600$0.31520$0.55200$0.49380$0.40510
April$.2273$0.20980$0.28230$0.53010$0.49330$0.27280
May
$0.22530$0.27240$0.59470$0.46000$0.57800
June
$0.19360$0.17850$0.66450$0.26800$0.39970
July
$0.28260$0.22470$0.82140$0.31070$0.35960
August
$0.25540$0.26270$0.79830$0.23790$0.30290
September
$0.30770$0.32920$0.84070$0.32550$0.32330
October
$0.55310$0.38030$0.87240$0.45220$0.39010
November
$0.63180$0.56240$0.91130$0.51330$0.38450
December
$0.49380$0.49540$0.67090$0.64720$0.65660
Average
$0.28291$0.35718$0.68027$0.43072$0.41004

Residential Gas Service

This rate is available to any customer for the Company’s standard service for residential purposes. Where a residence and a business are combined in one premise, the service classification shall be treated as commercial, and will not be furnished under this rate.

Residential Gas Service Tariff

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New Home Construction

As you plan the design and construction of your new home, we understand there are many decisions to make. Among them is the decision about what heat source you will use. Our Service Department has years of experience assisting homeowners with determining the costs associated with natural gas and electric heating sources. Call us at (618) 262-5151 or Toll Free 1-877-262-7036 and we will set up a time to meet with you and provide you with assistance.