September 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013
Puget Sound Energy has filed a request with Washington state regulators to increase natural gas rates for the upcoming winter season by an overall 1.5 percent, effective Nov. 1.
If approved by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, the proposed purchased gas adjustment will increase a typical household’s natural gas bill (based on 68 therms of average monthly usage over a 12-month period) by 1.4 percent, or $1.07, to $78.55.
That is about what PSE customers were paying in 2010. Commercial rates would increase by about 1.6 percent.