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Mountaineer Gas Asks PSC to Approve $12.2 Million Rate Hike

Mountaineer Gas

  Mountaineer Gas is seeking state approval to raise rates by $12.2 million.

The Public Service Commission says the proposed 4.7 percent increase would raise the average residential monthly bill by $3.46.

Mountaineer Gas filed its request with the PSC on Jan. 5. The company proposes that the rate increase go into effect Feb. 4.

On Wednesday, the PSC granted the company a waiver from a requirement that public utilities give customers separate written notice of a rate filing no later than 15 days prior to the proposed effective date.

Mountaineer Gas issues bills to customers throughout the billing cycle instead of all on one day. The company says this makes it difficult to comply with the notification requirement by using a bill insert.