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UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 20, 2020

The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program.

Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, to sign up for the special UW rate.

UW negotiated the special natural gas rate with Wyoming Community Gas, one of eight 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 UW employee rate is a fixed two-year rate, which is at $0.223/therm for the term from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2022. Therefore, you will not have to nominate again until April 2022,” says Frosty Selmer, deputy director at UW Operations in charge of utilities. This price does not include the distribution charges added to all options, usually $0.20-$0.23 per therm.

Employees should keep in mind that the UW option might not be the most economical.

For current UW employees and retirees who want to sign up for the negotiated market index rate, enroll in the university’s negotiated rate using one of these three options:

-- Make your enrollment online by going to Once you’re there, scroll down and enter your account number, and then enter the promo code COWBOY1 (in all CAPS). Next, click “See All Plans” and follow the steps to complete your Choice Gas enrollment. You will receive a confirmation email once your selection is processed.

-- E-mail the Wyoming Community Gas administrator directly at Be sure to mention you are with UW, and provide your account number and corresponding control number.

-- Call the Wyoming Community Gas administrator at (785) 338-4717, and be sure to mention you are with UW.

To register, you will need to have your account number and control number. Choice Gas forms will not be accepted at the UW Service Building.

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