Rules and Regulations
As a regulated utility, New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) operates under rules and regulations set by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC).
NMGC has adopted standard rates and rules to govern our relations with customers. These have been approved by the NMPRC.
Cases Before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NMPRC Case No. 22-00309-UT: LNG Storage Facility
On December 16, 2022, New Mexico Gas Company filed its application with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission requesting to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas storage facility to be located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Notice to Customers (pdf download)
For access to the entire New Mexico Gas Company LNG Storage Facility case, click here or visit: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
NMPRC Case No. 22-00232-UT: Energy Efficiency Programs
On August 31, 2022, New Mexico Gas Company filed its Application with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission requesting approval to its 2023 through 2025 Energy Efficiency program. In its Application, the Company is requesting approval to make modifications to its programs such as its Residential Water Heating program, Space Heating, and adding a Manufactured Home Communities program to its Income Qualified program and a Home Energy Reports program. The Application includes a request for authorization to implement its program with these modifications and approval for an annual budget of $14,993,203 and approval of a 6.65% incentive, in the amount of approximately $997,048.
Notice to Customers (pdf download)
For access to the entire New Mexico Gas Company Energy Efficiency Program case (NMPRC Case 22-00232-UT), please visit: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
NMPRC Case No. 21-00267-UT: 2021 Rate Case
On December 13, 2021, New Mexico Gas Company submitted a request to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for a rate increase in 2023 to allow recovery of planned investments by the Company, and for the recovery of increasing operating costs.
The requested increase is related to the Company’s ongoing investments for its pipeline integrity program, cybersecurity programs, maintenance to ensure the reliability of its statewide system, customer service and technology, and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including some of the cost of a pilot project where hydrogen will be blended with natural gas. The request also addresses increasing operating costs resulting from inflation and requirements from various regulatory agencies regarding system operations.
On November 30, 2022, NMPRC issued its Final Order, which includes the Certification of Stipulation and the Stipulation authorizing NMGC to increase its rates by $19.2 million. New rates will go into effect January 1, 2023. For a comparison of rates, click here.
For access to the entire New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. 2021 rate case filing, please click here (zip file download) or visit: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
NMPRC Case No. 21-00095-UT: 2021 Winter Event
In the Matter of New Mexico Gas Company, Inc.’s Application for an Expedited Variance Approving its Plan for Recovery of the Gas Costs Related to the 2021 Winter Event
New Mexico Gas Company requested expedited Commission approval for a variance from the cost of gas rules of services to change the methodology by which it may recover the increased cost of gas incurred by the Company during February 2021 and collect these amounts over a longer period, thereby reducing the monthly bill impact to customers.
On June 15, 2021, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued its Final Order authorizing New Mexico Gas Company to implement its Gas Cost Recovery Plan to recover the costs related to the 2021 Winter Event.
For access to the New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. 2021 Winter Event filing, please click here (zip file download) or visit: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
2024 Integrated Resource Plan
Every four years, NMGC hosts a series of five Integrated Resource Plan public advisory meetings throughout New Mexico. The first of these meetings for the current cycle is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 23 at 1021 Eubank Blvd., NE, (New Mexico 811), in Albuquerque. We hold these meetings to solicit public input, to gather feedback and to give our customers and stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about our company plans. Please RSVP in advance by completing this form.
As required by the NMPRC, the Integrated Resource Plan is a four-year resource and system planning report developed with consideration from the public advisory meetings. These meetings and the subsequent plan provide information on load forecasts, evaluation of existing natural gas supply and customer demand, identification of resource options, examination of price volatility and general attributes of potential resources, as well as modeling and risk assumptions leading to the development of a cost-effective portfolio of gas utility resources.
Energy Efficiency Programs
NMGC offers a host of cost-effective energy efficiency programs approved by the NMPRC. The program year for these offerings begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 each year. Annually, we file with the PRC both a Measurement and Verification Report and an Energy Efficiency Program Annual Report.
Prior-Year Energy Efficiency Reporting
2021 Annual Energy Efficiency/Measurement and Verification Report