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What Does a Commercial Gas Broker Do?

Date: June 5, 2023

Cubby is a trusted natural gas partner that can secure the best rates for your business.

commercial natural gas boston, ma Do you manage a business in the greater Boston area that relies on natural gas for its operations? We probably don’t need to tell you that the last few years have been financially challenging. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of commercial natural gas in Massachusetts rose a staggering 56 percent between February 2021 and February 2023. That could represent a massive blow to your profit margins.

You might be leaving a significant amount of revenue on the table by not getting the best price for your natural gas. But there’s a simple, effective way to gain an advantage: a commercial gas broker.

What does a commercial gas broker do for your business?

Essentially, a commercial gas broker works as an intermediary between your business and natural gas providers. They negotiate to find the best possible rate for your fuel. Your broker will provide natural gas to your local utility, and they deliver it to your business with the same piping and meter you already use.

Why are gas brokers more effective at securing good natural gas rates?

What would you think of a car mechanic who suggested that a customer try replacing their own head gasket? What about a construction crew that told a family to forgo an architect and just draw the blueprints themselves?

Certain jobs require a lot of research and, ideally, a good amount of experience. That’s a substantial reason why a commercial gas broker can arrange a better price for your fuel:

  • Brokers have years of experience working exclusively in energy markets.
  • They have specialized tools and market data that go beyond simply checking fuel prices online.
  • A gas broker will have long-term relationships with multiple natural gas suppliers.

What kinds of businesses use commercial gas brokers?

If your business uses a significant amount of natural gas, then you owe it to yourself to see what a broker can do for you. As a licensed commercial gas broker in Massachusetts, Cubby Oil & Energy works with customers in many different sectors. These include:

  • Landlords and property developers
  • Construction companies
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses
  • Fuel resellers

How can the Cubby team help your business with natural gas access?

Since the natural gas market was deregulated, Cubby Oil & Energy has negotiated countless gas contracts for our clients. We have a proven process for finding you the optimal natural gas price.

  1. We’ll review your business’s natural gas usage and work with our suppliers to secure the best rate.
  2. We’ll help you lock in a fixed rate for up to 36 months, or you can float with the market.
  3. We’ll handle all the necessary paperwork and can accurately budget your natural gas purchases for the year.
  4. You won’t need to change any meters or piping, and you’ll still contact your utility for leaks and other connection issues.
  5. Going forward, you’ll pay the utility for delivery costs and your new supplier for the fuel.

Don’t settle for an unnecessarily inflated natural gas rate. Contact Cubby Oil & Energy for help managing your fuel costs.

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