Weigh All Your Options: 3 Major Differences Between PG&E and Third Party Natural Gas Suppliers

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  Before the 1990s, consumers only had one place to go for their energy supply: the local utility company. A slew of laws deregulating the industry in the 90s opened the doors for third party suppliers to offer consumers more options, increasing competition, and allowing the industry to regulate itself. You now have the freedom to buy gas from whatever company you like. If your current provider doesn’t quite fit the bill, you can pick up the phone and deal with another provider in your area. But all services are not 100% equal. There are utility companies, and then there are third party suppliers, and while both exist to keep your lights on, they operate very differently. One of the … Read More

7 Easy Ways to Save On Your Energy Bills

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We all wince whenever we receive an energy bill with sky-high numbers. Research shows that an average home usually spends $1,900 a year just on energy bills. The good news is that there are some simple measures you can take to conserve your energy usage. So before you cry “scam” after seeing your bill, hit the online review forums, or file a complaint, take a look at these 7 tips, compiled by the experts at Vista Energy. #1. Turn down your thermostat: Every degree counts. Did you know that lowering your thermostat by just five degrees could save up to 10% of your energy bill? Most people don’t even notice the difference in temperature. Next time you feel a draft … Read More

The Nature of Natural Gas: A Guide to Understanding the Impact of Natural Gas on the Environment

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Concern for the environment is not just a recent political movement. It has become such an important issue, close to American hearts, that companies have been under increasing pressure to comply with environmental health standards. Consumer reviews, even Vista Energy’s reviews, have demanded companies answer the question of environmental health. No company is immune, and some of the best companies that have thrived most in recent years are the ones that spearheaded clever innovations to ensure that “going environmentally friendly” is not code for “going bankrupt”. The natural gas industry has had its share of accusations and investigations, especially considering the pipelines built to make distribution possible. Complaints about Vista Energy and other natural gas suppliers naturally followed suit as … Read More

Be Heard and Be Seen: The Importance of Customer Service and Responding to Reviews in the Natural Gas Industry

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Having top-notch customer service has become a fundamental aspect of running a successful business. If you want to be an industry leader, then you have to take into account the needs and responses of your customers. There is perhaps no industry in the world where paying extra attention to the customer has not reaped monetary rewards for a business. Then again, improving the customer service of a business achieves a lot more than simply revenue generation. It is not about the money. It is about sending a message to the customers and making them feel that the business is there to look after them. Why Customer Service Is Particularly Important to Third Party Natural Gas Suppliers Customer service is pivotal … Read More

Dissecting The Transportation Fee In Your Bill

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Vista Energy believes in the idea that consumers reserve the right to know exactly why they are being charged a particular sum of money for a service that they are subscribed to. In order to stay true to this belief, we have actively participated in informing consumers about the different components that go into their energy bill. Considering how often energy suppliers like Vista Energy are accused of being scams, hopefully this will clarify any misconceptions. What Do the Reviews Say? There are plenty of reviews about Vista Energy on the internet. As is the case with any other third party supplier of energy, we receive our fair share of positive and negative reviews. However, most of the negative comments … Read More

Vista Energy Marketing featured by ABEL Design

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Drew Henderson, Director of Retail Gas, announced today that Vista Energy Marketing is an authorized natural gas supplier in Nebraska and will be participating in the Nebraska Choice Gas program managed by Source Gas.

The New Golden Rules: How Deregulation Changed the National Gas Industry

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There is no other industry in the United States that has been as heavily regulated as the natural gas industry. Dating all the way back to 1930s, the regulation of public utilities can be credited for the immense natural gas infrastructure we have today. Over the last 8 to 9 decades, a number of regulations have been imposed on this industry such as the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act of 1978. These regulations were important to structure the relationship between the utilities and the customers. The rules have changed a lot over the years, but a few things remain the same. The Federal Regulation of Interstate Commerce is performed by the Federal Regulatory Commission FERC and the regulation of intrastate … Read More

Where Do They Get These Numbers? Understanding Your Energy Bill

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Where Do They Get These Numbers? Understanding Your Energy Bill Monitoring the cost of energy isn’t something most of us wake up in morning and add to our to-do list, but all it takes is one obscene energy bill to kick you out of apathy. If you’re not paying attention, you will end up using more energy than you realize and find yourself paying an arm and a leg. The trick is to understand how to read your energy bill, and where those numbers came from. In fact, understanding your electric bill can actually help you lower your household energy consumption. It sounds like an easy thing to do. But if your natural gas comes from a third part supplier … Read More

How Natural Gas is Distributed to Your Home

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You go home and flip on the light switch. You turn on the stove and cook your dinner. You switch on the garden hose and water your plants. All these wonderful 21st century luxuries and most of us don’t give a second thought to where these resources come from. Honestly, when was the last time you flushed your toilet and wondered, “hmm, how does that ingenious contraption work?” It just does. And that’s enough of an explanation for most of us. Now take natural gas. Every time you cook on the stove, it lights a beautiful neon blue flame. Knowing that it’s the natural gas fuelling the fire that gives it that color is cool and all, but how does … Read More

Notes On A Scam: A Common Misconception

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Here’s the blunt question we’ve heard you ask: Is Vista Energy a scam? There seems to be a lot of confusion about the role of third-party suppliers in the natural gas industry. We’ve read so many stories from the BBB, review sites, and news articles, and heard so many complaints about suppliers like Vista Energy allegedly being scams. Any accusation that can be leveled against them, we’ve heard it. While we know these sorts of scams are certainly out there, and we’d warn you to watch out for them too, unfortunately, most of the complaints leveled against us and many of our competitors are a simple matter of misunderstanding. So after reading some of your complaints, we compiled this list … Read More