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UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees


April 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose a special negotiated natural gas rates under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, to sign up for the special UW rate.

UW negotiated the special natural gas rate with Asgard Energy, LLC, one of five suppliers selling gas under the Choice Gas Program. The residential rate is being offered to employees in Source Gas' Casper Division, which includes Laramie and Casper, but not Cheyenne and Torrington.

The negotiated rate is based on gas prices on the first of each month, as listed on the CIG (Colorado Interstate Gas) Index, with a $0.02/therm adder, says Frosty Selmer, deputy director at the Physical Plant in charge of utilities.

This is bit different from last year, where there were two rates offered. This price does not include the distribution charges added to all options, usually 22-25 cents per therm. Employees should keep in mind that the UW options might not be the most economical.

Selmer offers these instructions for UW employees who want to sign up for the negotiated rate. Using the Choice Gas Supplier Selection Form received in the mail, check: Asgard "Market Index Rate," CIG Index plus $0.02/therm.

Sign, date and deliver the ballot to the Physical Plant Service Desk by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. UW will take care of the confirmation coding. The Physical Plant is located at the northwest corner of 15th and Lewis streets; the mailing address is 1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3227, Laramie, WY 82071. Ballots may be sent by fax (307-766-4040). Ballots also may be sent by emailing a scanned ballot, in PDF format, to SvsDesk@uwyo.edu.

A spreadsheet to compare last year's UW rate with the pass through rate can be found here.

More information is available from Asgard Energy, call toll free at 1-866-5179.

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