The 2018 Nebraska Choice default rates are listed below:

Division Fixed Rate Market Index Rate Managed Rate
Western $0.499 per Therm CIG plus $0.259 per Therm $0.450 per Therm
Central $0.499 per Therm CIG plus $0.259 per Therm $0.450 per Therm

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Comparison of Rate Options
The pricing options offered by CenterPoint Energy Services generally consist of two types of pricing; fixed and variable. These general pricing types are combined in various ways to make up our price offerings. View a comparison of the rate offerings.

Pricing Type % of Price Fixed Pricing Info Known Forward Looking Fixed Items Good For
Fixed Rate 100% Pricing for all volumes used Yes. Rate is same each month Entire Choice Gas year
Index (Market) Rate 0% Index adder Yes. Index value changes monthly. Adder constant Entire Choice Gas year
Managed Price (Variable) Varies. None Yes, Includes combination of gas hedges and monthly purchases N/A

Fixed Prices
The fixed prices are just that; a price that is constant for the entire period over which it is offered. This pricing option is forward-looking in that the fixed price is established before the gas is consumed. The price is guaranteed to be the price offered – no changes, no surprises. This type of product is effective when price certainty or adhering to a budget are important.

Variable Prices
Variable prices are prices that follow the wholesale gas market. Price indexes published by certain gas trade journals who poll buyers and sellers to establish gas pricing in certain geographic areas are utilized for these prices. Some of these are pipeline indexes (CIG Rockies, Northwest Pipeline Rockies) and some are at market centers (Opal Hub, Cheyenne Hub). For the Nebraska area, the pipeline or market center indexes reflecting Rockies pricing generally are a better basis for market index pricing. Market index prices are generally quoted in two parts; the index value and the adder. The index value represents the value of wholesale gas into the pipeline or at the market center represented by that index. The adder includes all the other costs to deliver the gas into the distribution system, including upstream transportation (if applicable), risk costs and other costs to service the gas to your location. The adder is constant for the entire Choice Gas Program year while the index value changes from month-to-month. Market index rates expose the customer to monthly gas price changes, but protect the customer from daily price fluctuations. The price represented by the index value plus the adder is the same for the entire month.

Managed Price
Our Managed Price product aims to provide customers with a competitive rate each and every month. CenterPoint Energy Services constantly monitors the natural gas market. In a typical market, we purchase and hedge natural gas allowing us to reduce the impact of sudden market price increases and take advantage of market price decreases when they occur. Your price may adjust monthly as our energy managers work to deliver you a competitive rate. The rate is based on CenterPoint’s assessment of gas supply costs including, but not limited to, applicable gas hedges, market conditions, historical costs, and future cost projections. Specific costs that may be considered include, but are not limited to, transportation, fuel, storage, pooling fees, balancing, and basis.

Nebraska Choice Gas Program Service Areas
Ainsworth, Albion, Alliance, Amherst, Ansley, Arapahoe, Arcadia, Archer*, Atlanta, Assumption*, Atkinson, Axtell, Bartley, Bassett, Bayard, Beaver City, Belden, Belgrade, Benedict, Benkelman, Bertrand, Berwyn, Big Springs, Bladen, Bloomfield, Bloomington, Blue Hill, Brady, Bridgeport, Broadwater, Broken Bow, Brule, Burwell, Byron, Cairo, Cambridge, Campbell, Cedar Rapids, Chadron, Champion*, Chapman, Chappell, Chester, Clay Center, Clearwater, Clinton, Coleridge, Comstock, Cowles, Cozad, Crawford, Creighton, Crofton, Curtis, Dalton, Danbury, Dannebrog, Darr*, Davenport, Deshler, Doniphan, Edgar, Edison, Elgin, Elm Creek, Elwood, Elyria, Emmet, Enders*, Eustis, Ewing, Fairfield, Farnam, Foster, Franklin, Fullerton, Funk, Geneva**, Genoa, Gering, Gibbon, Giltner, Glenvil, Gordon, Gothenburg, Grant, Greeley, Guide Rock, Gurley, Hartington, Harvard, Hay Springs, Hazard, Heartwell, Hebron, Hemingford, Henderson, Henry, Hershey, Hildreth, Holbrook, Holdrege, Holstein, Huntley, Imperial, Inavale*, Indianola, Inman, Juniata, Kearney, Keene*, Kenesaw, Kimball, Laurel, Lawrence, Lewellen, Lexington, Lisco*, Litchfield, Lodgepole, Long Pine, Loomis, Loup City, Lyman, Macon*, Marquette, Mason City, Maxwell, McCook, Milligan, Minatare, Minden, Mitchell, Moorefield, Morrill, Naponee, Neligh, Nelson, Newport, North Loup, Northport, O’Neill, Oakdale, Odessa*, Ogallala, Orchard, Ord, Orleans, Oshkosh, Osmond, Overton, Oxford, Palmer, Paxton, Petersburg, Phillips, Plainview, Pleasanton, Polk, Potter, Primrose, Raeville*, Ragan, Randolph, Ravenna, Red Cloud, Republican City, Riverdale, Riverton, Roscoe*, Roseland, Rosemont*, Rushville, Ruskin, Sargent, Saronville, Scotia, Scottsbluff, Shelton, Shickley, Sidney, Spalding, St. Edward, St. Paul, Stamford, Sutherland, Sutton, Terrytown, Trumball, Upland, Utica, Venanago, Waco, Wausa, Western, Wilcox, Willow Island*, Winside, Wood River.

* Unincorporated
** Applicable annexed area only.