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PUC to Investigate Natural Gas Service Rate Increase Request by UGI Utilities – Gas Division

Published on 2/24/2022

Filed under: Gas

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) vote today to investigate the proposed natural gas service rate increase filed by UGI Utilities, Inc. – Gas Division.  The rate changes proposed by UGI would generate an $82.7 million (7.8%) increase in annual revenues.

The Commission voted 3-0 today to suspend and investigate UGI’s rate increase request, which was filed with the PUC on Jan. 28, 2022.

Under the rate increase proposed by UGI, the total average monthly bill of a residential customer using 73.1 Ccf of natural gas per month would increase from $98.62 to $108.01 per month, or by 9.5%. UGI provides natural gas distribution service to approximately 672,000 customers in 45 counties across Pennsylvania.

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 Oct. 29, 2022.

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Docket No.: R-2021-3030218




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