Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates new branch office
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2018 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced its branch office in San Luis Obispo has moved to a new location, to make it more convenient for area residents to pay their natural gas bills in person. The new branch office is now open at 2240 Emily Street, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo. It was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, July 9. A photo is available here.
“The new SoCalGas branch office in San Luis Obispo is now open to residents and local businesses,” said Tim Mahoney, public affairs manager for SoCalGas. “The office will better serve our customers in its new location in a mixed-use business center next to other businesses where our customers already visit.”
“For many years, SoCalGas has been providing a valuable service to our residents and has been an important partner to local merchants and businesses. We are very excited to have a SoCalGas payment center in our community,” said Jill LeMieux, spokesperson for San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.
At the new location, customers can conveniently pay using cash, check or money order Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SoCalGas offers customers more options by partnering with merchants and other businesses throughout Southern California. Other authorized locations nearby are Walmart and Bill Senna Insurance Agency in Arroyo Grande and Guadalajara Meat Market Grover Beach. Payments are accepted seven days a week between 8 am. - 9 pm. at no cost. A gas bill stub is required to make a payment.
Other bill payment options include:
- Online payment via SoCalGas’ My Account, where enrolled customers can make secure online payments, access account balance, schedule automatic payments, get email bill reminders, and pay by text.
- Pay by Credit or Debit through an independent service provider, BillMatrix online.
- Pay by Phone or Pay by Direct Debit with check or savings account.
- Customers can pay by mail, sending a check or money order with their bill stub to: SoCalGas, P.O. Box C, Monterey Park, CA 91756.
- For information, visit socalgas.com/pay-bill/ways-to-pay or call 800-427-2200.
Natural gas is the most affordable and reliable option for space heating, cooking and water heating in Southern California and is used by more than 90 percent of residents in the region. According to the American Gas Association, households that use natural gas for water and space heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $874 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications.
SoCalGas is a leader in developing and investing in technologies that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while keeping bills affordable for customers. Since 1990, the company’s energy efficiency and rebate programs have reduced emissions equal to taking almost 700,000 cars off the road, and over the last five years, its energy efficiency and rebate programs have helped customers save $161 million on their utility bills.
Moreover, thanks to energy efficiency measures and new technology, residential water and space heating account for only about four percent of greenhouse gas emissions statewide, according to the California Air Resources Board.
To learn more about how to save money, read about energy savings tips.
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Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable natural gas service to 21.7 million customers across 22,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90 percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Natural gas delivered through the company's pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians—about 60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.
SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system infrastructure, while keeping bills affordable for our customers. From 2013 through 2017, the company spent nearly $6 billion to upgrade and modernize its natural gas system to enhance safety and reliability. The company is also committed to being a leader in the region's clean energy future, and is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas from dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants and the development of renewable energy storage technologies. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.
Vanessa Skillman I Office of Media and Public Information I (213) 244-2442 I [email protected]