RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a hearing in April 2019 to consider a request by Columbia Gas of Virginia to increase rates for its natural gas customers in Virginia.
Columbia Gas seeks an increase in annual operating revenue of $22.2 million. For the typical residential customer, the company’s request would increase a monthly bill of $74.32 by approximately $5.61. The request reflects the lower federal income tax rate.
By law, the company can increase its rates on an interim basis with the first billing period of February 2019. Interim rates based on the company’s request are subject to refund with interest pending a final order of the Commission.
A hearing is scheduled for April 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s second-floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street. Any person wishing to offer public comment at the hearing should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff.
Written comments on the petition are due April 16, 2019, and may be submitted to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission’s Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23219-2118, and refer to case number PUR-2018-00131.
Written comments may also be submitted online via the SCC’s website at www.scc.virginia.gov/case/PublicComments.aspx. Find case number PUR-2018-00131, and click on the “submit comments” button for the case.
Case Number PUR-2018-00131 – Columbia Gas of Virginia rate request