Natural Gas Supply

Natural Gas Supply2023-07-25T15:36:50+00:00

Natural Gas Procurement & Market Experts.

Control Gas Costs

Our team of natural gas experts has decades of experience negotiating the purchase of natural gas on behalf of our commercial customers. We offer:

  • Fixed Nat. Gas Rates

  • NYMEX Rates

  • Gas Usage Analysis

  • Basis-Only Contracts


Inertia Resources is a licensed natural gas broker. In deregulated U.S. states, consumers of natural gas have the option to purchase their gas supply from a third-party company. Inertia understands the complexities of the U.S. natural gas markets and is able to effectively guide its clients in structuring low-cost natural gas supply agreements. We have served thousands of gas customers throughout the country. 

Fixed Natural Gas Rates

Customers located in deregulated natural gas states, such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, have the opportunity to buy natural gas years in advance in order to lock-in their gas price.

Natural gas suppliers allow customers to sign long term fixed-rate contracts that do not require any upfront capital. Fixed rates are a win-win for customers that are looking to control their natural gas expenses.

NYMEX+ Natural Gas Rates

Index natural gas rates, on the other hand, follow the ups and downs of the NYMEX market. The NYMEX natural gas market revolves around futures contracts linked to the price of natural gas delivered at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, which is the largest hub for natural gas trading in the U.S. The Henry Hub serves as the primary price reference for the North American natural gas market and is also used as a global benchmark.


Natural Gas Basis

Although natural gas market prices in the U.S. are tied to the NYMEX and Henry Hub delivery prices, local natural gas rates and vary quite substantially from this market benchmark price.

Local prices throughout the country differ due to factors like transportation costs and local supply and demand conditions from things like weather. This is knows as natural gas basis. We help our customers navigate basis costs so they can lock-in the lowest natural gas rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is natural gas deregulation?2023-07-21T10:13:57+00:00

Natural gas deregulation refers to the process where government regulations are removed or reduced in the natural gas market. This enables consumers to choose their natural gas provider from a range of competitive suppliers instead of being restricted to a monopoly utility provider.

How can natural gas deregulation save my business money?2023-07-21T10:13:44+00:00

Deregulation allows for competition among gas suppliers, driving them to offer better rates, services, and packages to attract customers. This competition can lead to lower prices, potentially saving your business money on natural gas costs.

What are index-based gas rates and fixed gas rates?2023-07-21T10:13:29+00:00

Index-based gas rates are variable rates that are tied to a specific market index, such as the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). These rates fluctuate based on the market’s changes. Conversely, fixed gas rates are set at a specific price per unit that remains constant for the duration of your contract, providing price stability and protection against market volatility.

What is the NYMEX market, and how does it influence natural gas prices?2023-07-21T10:13:10+00:00

The NYMEX is a commodity futures exchange where natural gas, among other commodities, is traded. The prices established on the NYMEX are used as a benchmark for natural gas prices across the United States. However, local prices can differ due to factors like transportation costs and local demand and supply conditions.

How do I switch to a different natural gas provider in a deregulated market?2023-07-21T10:12:54+00:00

The process involves comparing the rates and plans offered by various suppliers in your area, selecting the one that best suits your business needs, and signing a contract. The new supplier will coordinate with your utility company to ensure a seamless transition.

How can I compare different natural gas providers and their offers?2023-07-21T10:12:32+00:00

Many states with deregulated natural gas markets provide online resources to compare suppliers and their offers. Energy consultants or brokers can also assist in comparing rates and plans, helping you find the best deal for your business.

Does switching my natural gas supplier affect the reliability of service or response to emergencies?2023-07-21T10:12:14+00:00

No, regardless of your supplier, your local utility company remains responsible for delivering natural gas and addressing any emergencies or service interruptions. The supplier simply sources and sells the gas; the utility company delivers it.

What factors should I consider when choosing a natural gas plan for my business?2023-07-21T10:11:57+00:00

Key factors include price stability, contract length, terms and conditions, service reliability, and customer service. Whether you choose an index-based or fixed-rate plan depends on your business’s risk tolerance and budget stability. Also, remember to consider the reputations of the suppliers you’re considering.

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