From staff reports
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. is requesting a rate increase of more than $10 in the monthly bill of a typical residential customer.
The utility has submitted to the Public Utility Commission its annual adjustment to gas supply charges that will take effect Sunday, and the adjustment would raise the bill for a customer with annual usage of 101,100 cubic feet of gas by $10.31 from $69.61 to $79.92.
The adjustment is primarily due to higher market prices for natural gas, which have increased the cost of natural gas supplies National Fuel procures for customer consumption, a press release from National Fuel said.
The next opportunity to adjust gas supply charges will be Nov. 1, according to the release.
Earlier this month, the release said, National Fuel filed a request with the PUC to provide immediate and recurring savings on delivery service charges to residential customers through a combination of a one-time bill credit of $100 per customer and ongoing rate reductions.
National Fuel’s price-to-compare gas commodity charge also will increase to .49614 cents per 100 cubic feet, according to the release.
This reference point, detailed on the National Fuel bill under “Gas Supply Charges,” is a point of information for customers who are shopping for an alternate gas supplier.