We have a propane wall furnace and cook stove and will be replacing our wood stove with a gas model this year. Our neighbor has had natural gas service for many years and the gas main is in the street about 300' from our house so I figured what the heck, I might as well look into what it would cost to get hooked up. It couldn't cost that much right? Boy was I ever wrong! I called Pacific Gas & Electric a few days ago to find out what a ballpark price figure might be for them to install a new natural gas service. They just got back to me and said that the total cost would be right around $50,000.00 if you can believe it, I still can't. Needless to say, we will be burning propane here for the rest of our lives.