PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by Columbia Gas
Published on 5/6/2021
Filed under: Gas
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted today to investigate a rate increase request filed by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, which provides natural gas distribution services to approximately 436,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in portions of 26 counties across western and south-central Pennsylvania.
The Commission voted 4-0 to investigate the request, which was filed on March 30, 2021.
The changes proposed by Columbia Gas would produce an overall revenue increase of approximately $98.3 million per year. Under this proposal the monthly bill for a residential customer using 70 therms per month would increase from $100.77 to $115.37 (14.49%).
Today’s action by the Commission suspends the rate increase request for up to seven months and the case will now be assigned to the PUC’s Office of Administrative Law Judge for an investigation and recommended decision. More information on the ratemaking process is available on the Commission’s website.
A final decision by the Commission on this rate increase request is due by Dec. 29, 2021.
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Docket No.: R-2021-3024296
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