Public hearings to be held on proposed natural gas rate hike - KCTV5

Public hearings to be held on proposed natural gas rate hike

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Just as people are turning up their thermostats again, Missouri Gas Energy is asking to increase rates.

But before it adds dollars to consumers' bills, residents can add their 2 cents to the discussion.

The Missouri Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on the proposed natural gas rate hike.

An average customer's bill would increase by $2.33 per month.  That increase would provide net additional revenues of $17 million.

MGE says when adjusted for inflation, customers would still be paying less for natural gas than they paid a decade ago.

There are going to be three question and answer sessions to learn more about the proposed rate.

There will be a meeting at noon Monday at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, located at 4801 Main St.

There is also a hearing at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St.

On Tuesday, a hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. 317 W. 24 Hwy.

This is the first rate case MGE has filed in three years.

The Missouri Public Service Commission may take up to 11 months to approve the proposed rates.

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