The Natural Gas Department maintains gas pipelines in Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties serving approximately 3,500 residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial customers.  The City purchases its gas wholesale, then sells it retail to its industrial, commercial and residential customers.

The natural gas industry was fully de-regulated by Congress in 1988, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has implemented policies since then to encourage open competition for gas supply. Since de-regulation, local distribution companies such as the City have had to join with other buyers to get the best possible price in what can be a highly volatile gas supply market.

The City is a member of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG), which is a joint agency established by the State of Georgia to assist municipal gas systems. MGAG negotiates contracts for gas supply, and also can hedge those prices using the commodities market, in an attempt to meet our customers’ demand for gas at the lowest price.

The City uses a flexible gas rate, so that it can receive a realistic margin on each term it sells. The margin is added to the base rate, which is the wholesale price of gas for the month. In this way, the City charges what it needs to pay the personnel, maintain the system, and expand the system, in addition to buying the gas. Unlike private gas companies that must pay property and income taxes, as well as distributions to shareholders, the City is tax-exempt and our citizens are the shareholders. Therefore, all net income is either put back into the system, or transferred to the General Fund in order to reduce the need for property taxes to support other City operations. Either way, our citizens and customers are the beneficiaries.

  • Identifying A Possible Gas Leak

    Teach everyone in your Household the ways to identify a possible gas leak:

    • LOOK for blowing dirt, bubbling in creeks or ponds, dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded by green live ones.
    • LISTEN for hissing sound that is near gas lines, any appliances or meters.
    • SMELL for a rotten egg color.
    • LEAVE the area. When in doubt – GET OUT!
    • TELL authorities.  Call 911 or 912-764-0693.

    The City of Statesboro Natural Gas has a Damage Prevention Program, REQUIRED BY LAW, to lessen the risk of damage by excavation to our underground utilities.  In addition to our local laws, the State of Georgia has a mandatory Call Before You Dig Law.  This law requires all persons who plan to dig to call the Georgia “Utilities Protection Center” (UPC) at 1-800-282-7411 or 811 and request that all utilities in the work area be marked.

  • New Gas Service

    • Residential and small commercial tap fees are $300.00 and can be reduced based on appliance usage:  $300.00 for water heaters, $150.00 for furnaces, $100.00 for any other gas appliance and $50.00 for gas lights($300.00 max.)
    • Tap fees include 100 feet of service line and a standard meter set.
    • For special circumstances an estimate for service will be given such as: high pressure taps, additional footage, main extensions, etc.
    • Large commercial is based on 3 year payback method based on estimated gas usage. To find out if gas is available to you, please call 912-764-0693.

    Download and print an application for new gas service HERE
    Applications may be submitted by visiting our office, returning by mail to:
    City of Statesboro
    Public Utlities Department
    P.O. Box 348
    Statesboro, GA 30459
    or by email to:

  • Fees

    Gas base charges(per month):

    • Residential     $7.50
    • Small Commercial     $11.50
    • Large Government     $25.00
    • Poultry Growers     $25.00
    • Commercial HLF      $25.00
    • Interruptible and GSU     $300.00
    • Standby Rate: $25.00
  • Rebates & Financing

    Terms and Conditions:

    The rebate program will be available until the allotted funds have been exhausted, and may be terminated without notice. This program can end at any time with no further rebates issued. The City of Statesboro reserves the right to adjust the rebate program from time to time without notice, and the rebate program will be reviewed annually to allow for program adjustments.
    – Rebates will be based on a per address/residential gas meter.
    – Rebates can be earned for the replacement of existing gas or electric water heaters, gas furnaces as well as a new or replacement natural gas dryer.
    – Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of installation. Please allow up to 45 days after your completed claim to receive your rebate check. Multiple rebates can be combined with a maximum rebate of $850.00 per customer per year.
    – Proof of purchase and/or installation receipt is required.
    – The City of Statesboro reserves the right to substantiate sales receipts, model numbers and installation information. The City of Statesboro reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or a physical inspection.
    – The City of Statesboro reserves the right to deny or approve rebates at its discretion.

    To get started on your rebate submission, please follow the steps below:
    1.) Confirm/validate that you are the property owner.
    2.) Verify that the property is eligible for rebate
    3.) Submit a rebate application and provide a copy of the invoice/work order for the installation by visiting our office or print the application below and return it by mail to: City of Statesboro

    Public Utlities Department
    P.O. Box 348
    Statesboro, GA 30459


    Once the application is complete:
    City of Statesboro gas personnel will schedule a time to verify the installation. Once verified, a rebate check will be mailed.
    Print Rebate Application HERE.


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