Our natural gas company (Center Point Energy) has tiered pricing. The more you use the higher rate per unit you pay. The state is thinking about going after them. They don’t take anything in to account like age of the home, size of the home, medical needs..
If you use more than X, you pay this..
Walmart and other large department stores get hit with the high rate no matter what since it’s based on a 1000 square foot home and what they think you should be using.
Mobile home instructional changed in the late 80’s when they started following normal building codes.
Anything else you buy, you get a qty discount.
If it was up to the suppliers, they would push as much through their facilities as they could and get the most out of already paid for infrastructure costs.
Unfortunately, the environmentalists have taken over all the utility commissions so “conservation” is encouraged and higher usage is discouraged. It is a blatant distortion of economics for ideological purposes. Those of us who believe in free markets should pay more attention to who is being elected or appointed to these commissions.