Rules and Regulations
Cases Before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NMPRC Case No. 23-00255-UT: 2023 Rate Case
On September 14, 2023, New Mexico Gas Company submitted a request to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for a rate increase effective October 2024 to allow for recovery of planned investments by the Company, and for the recovery of increasing operating costs.
The requested increase is required to recover the cost of upgrades and improvements to NMGC’s gas delivery infrastructure, replacement of the Company’s customer billing and account information system, and increasing operating expenses. The requested increase also includes ongoing investments for the Company’s pipeline integrity program to ensure compliance with expanding federal and state regulations.
For detailed information regarding NMGC’s request, the following documents are available:
- Executive Summary
- Application and Proposed Rate Schedules and Rule 29 - Weather Adjustment
- Present & Proposed Changes by Rate Class
- Witness Testimonies & Exhibits
All rate case documents including the complete witness testimonies with exhibits, NMPRC Case No. 23-00255-UT, are posted on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s website. You can request access to the docket at: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
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. A public hearing on this matter was held January 8 to 11, 2024. The NMPRC's hearing examiner issued a recommended decision on February 21, 2024, that the LNG storage facility should not be approved. The hearing examiner's recommended decision can be viewed here. A final order by the NMPRC is expected by mid-March 2024.
Notice to Customers (pdf download)
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 was held on June 23, 2023, in Albuquerque. The second meeting, on December 14, 2023, was scheduled for Santa Fe but held online because of adverse winter weather. A meeting was held in Farmington on February 1, 2024, and additional meetings are planned in Anthony on March 12, 2024, and in Roswell on March 13, 2024.
In the event of winter weather impacting any of the scheduled meetings, these events will be virtual only. Please RSVP at the link below and we will provide the agenda and a link to participate virtually.
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