Montana

State Profile
1,032,949
09
Utility Revenue (Millions) $163.40
$155.10
n/a
$5.50
$2.80
Consumption (Billion Cubic Feet or BCF)

Consumption by Sector In-State

25,072
66
19
19
21
07
Customers 305,909
269,766
35,777
366
Industry Infrastructure
712
57
7,291
Utility Gas Efficiency Program Funding $66,905.00
$64,890.00
$0.00
$315.00
$1,700.00

Sources

AGA Survey and Statistics System; AGA-CEE Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Survey: Utility expenditures for gas efficiency programs exclude data that have not been released by participating companies at the state level; U.S. Energy Information Administration; and U.S. Department of Transportation.

Statewide Elected Officials Next Election: 2016
Steve Bullock (Dem.)Governor
Angela McLean (Dem.)Lieutenant Governor
Tim Fox (Rep.)Attorney General
Legislature Next Election: 2016Session Dates: No regular session in 2016
Senate
Term: 4 year
President: Debby Barrett
President Pro Tempore: Frederick (Eric) Moore
Senate Majority Leader: Matthew Rosendale
Senate Minority Leader: Jon Sesso
Senate Member Breakdown
Democrats: 18
Republicans: 32
House of Representatives
Term: 2 year
Speaker of the House: Austin Knudsen
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House: Lee Randall
Majority Leader: Keith Regier
Minority Leader: Chuck Hunter
House of Representatives Member Breakdown
Democrats: 41
Republicans: 59
Montana Public Service Commission Commissioners: Elected in statewide elections: 4 year termChairperson: Elected by fellow Commissioners: 2 year term
Current Commissioners:
Brad Johnson (R), ChairmanElected in 2014; term ends in 2018
Bob Lake (R), CommissionerElected in 2013; term ends in 2020
Travis Kavulla (R), Vice Chair Elected in 2011; current term ends in 2019
Roger Koopman (R), Commissioner Elected in 2013; term ends in 2020
Tony O'Donnell (R), Commissioner Elected in 2016; term ends in 2020

Authored by then Governor Brian Schweitzer, the 2011 Energy Policy is built on the premise that the state can use its own resources to break addiction to foreign oil and that, if done properly, energy development can create high-quality, good-paying jobs essential for a strong economy. The plan includes a section supporting infrastructure development, stating that the state is committed to efforts to strengthen energy delivery systems, including pipelines, internally and to the rest of the world.

Montana has commercial, residential, and residential low income natural gas efficiency programs implemented by the utilities and their subcontractors. Programs were mandated by statute in 1997 as part of Natural Gas Utility Restructuring and Customer Choice Act, through the creation of universal system benefits programs, which ensure proper funding for energy conservation.

Montana-Dakota Utilities operates under a mechanism to recover revenues lost as a result of gas-related conservation programs.