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Public Service Commission Final Public Hearing on Rate Increase

Mountaineer Gas

The final two public comment hearings on Mountaineer Gas’ proposed rate increase of more than $12.2 million will be held Tuesday in Charleston.

The first hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. the second for 6 p.m. at the West Virginia Public Service Commission’s Office on Brooks Street.

Mountaineer Gas filed the rate increase proposal with the Public Service Commission in January. If approved, residential customers would see an increase on their gas bill of about 5 percent. Commercial customers would see about a 4 percent increase.

Public comment hearings on the increases were also held in Beckley, Huntington and Wheeling last month.

After the Charleston public meeting, the PSC will hold evidentiary hearings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to decide on the increase.

The commission must file its final opinion by October 30.