Commission to consider request by Roanoke Gas Company to increase base rates

Roanoke Gas Hike

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is considering a request by the Roanoke Gas Company. The company is looking to increase its base rates for its natural gas customers in Virginia.

Roanoke Gas is seeking an increase in annual operating revenue of $10.5 million. An official with the SCC says “the proposal increases base rates, the portion of a customer’s bill charged to recover the costs of repairing, upgrading, and operating the system of pipes used to deliver natural gas to customers.”

The average residential customer could expect almost an 11 percent increase on their monthly bill.

Roanoke Gas Company serves approximately 55,000 households in Roanoke and the surrounding area.

SCC is considering the request. The organization has already received approximately 75 comments on the case.

Written comments on the application are due August 19, 2019, and may be submitted to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission’s Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23219-2118, and refer to case number PUR-2018-00013.

Comments may also be submitted online via the SCC’s website at Find case number PUR-2018-00013, and click on the “submit comments” button for the case.

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