RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will consider a request by Roanoke Gas Company to increase its base rates for its natural gas customers in Virginia. The company serves approximately 55,000 households in Roanoke and the surrounding area.
Roanoke Gas seeks an increase in annual operating revenue of $10.5 million. The proposal increases base rates, the portion of a customer’s bill charged to recover the costs of repairing, upgrading, and operating the system of pipes used to deliver natural gas to customers.
For the average residential customer who uses 5.52 dekatherms of gas, a monthly bill of $52.79 would increase, according to the company, by approximately $5.61, or 10.63 percent.
Under state law, the company may increase its rates on an interim basis beginning January 1, 2019. Interim rates based on the company’s request may be subject to refund with interest pending a final order of the Commission.
A hearing is scheduled for June 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s second-floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia. Any person wishing to offer public comment at the hearing should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff.
Written comments on the application are due June 19, 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-2018-00013.
Comments may also be submitted online via the SCC’s website at www.scc.virginia.gov/case/PublicComments.aspx. Find case number PUR-2018-00013, and click on the “submit comments” button for the case.
Case Number PUR-2018-00013 - Roanoke Gas Company rate request