PSE hikes natural gas rate for residential customers

March 21, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. March 21, 2011

Puget Sound Energy residential natural gas customers should start paying about $1.68 more per month starting April 1.

State regulators approved the increase March 15, as part of a settlement to allow PSE to increase natural gas revenues by $19 million a year, or 1.8 percent.

For the average residential natural gas customer using 68 therms a month, the increase should amount to $1.68, for a revised bill of $84.65.

The agreement does not change the $10-per-month basic service charge for residential natural gas customers. PSE had originally asked to increase the fee to $10.62 per month.

The commission received 254 public comments on the proposal — 241 opposed to the change, and 13 undecided or neutral.

Bellevue-based PSE serves more than 1 million electric customers and almost 750,000 natural gas customers in Western Washington, including Issaquah.


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One Response to “PSE hikes natural gas rate for residential customers”

  1. Stacey Hughes on March 22nd, 2011 2:01 pm

    So with 241 members of the public against the increase and none supporting, it gets approve nevertheless. Government “for the special interests by the special interests”. Sadly this surprises nobody any more.

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