National Fuel Gas has filed with the Public Utility Commission a projection for a 9.2 percent increase in a residential customer’s gas supply charge, to be effective August 1.
The company says this would work out to a $7.02 hike per month in the “typical” customer’s bill.
The increase must be approved by the P-U-C, and National Fuel could still file an adjusted gas supply charge forecast.
The filing hints that National Fuel is projecting a need for higher charges to maintain an adequate supply of natural gas for its customers before next winter. The company says the August price increase would lift the “typical” customer’s monthly natural gas bill to $83.63.