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David Waples National Fuel - NFG Wants To Raise Your Bill Again-to $1,066 by...
NFG Wants To Raise Your Bill Again-to $1,066 by JOHN YATES Herald Editor ERIE — National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. today will file a request for a 13.2 percent rate increase in residential heating costs that will hike the average residential customer's annual bill from it's present $936 to $1,066, spokesman David Waples confirmed. The gas cost rate case (gcr), which is supposed to reflect the utility's actual cost for obtaining natural gas, will be decided by the state Public Utility Commission, Waples said. Erie consumer activist Ken Springirth said NFG received rate increases totaling 28.5 percent percent over the past 12 months, which does not include the latest latest filing. The latest filing, if granted, will for the first time ever raise the average winter monthly heating bill to more than $200 a month, Springirth said. He said the average winter monthly heating bill a year ago was $145, and the 28.5 percent total of the rate increases hiked it to $186 by the end of last year. The latest proposal would increase it by another $30, to $216, he said. NFG's rate case contains two options, according to Waples: • The first option, outlined above, would be for a 13.2 percent percent increase effective August 1, hiking the average annual residential residential bill by $130 to $1,066. • The second option would be .to receive an interim rate hike retroactive to Jan. 5, of 2.9 percent, percent, raising the average bill to the equivalent of $965 a year, followed on August 1 by a sec- ond rate hike, of an extra 8.7 percent, bringing it to $1,049 a year. Waples said the options would provide annual revenues to NFG of $33.8 million. Residential customers now pay NFG $6.21 per thousand cubic cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas see NFG page two

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  1. The Titusville Herald,
  2. 10 Jan 1994, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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