Puget Sound Energy seeks overall 1.5 percent increase in natural gas rates
October 10, 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.
The increase reflects a reduction of a credit included in current rates for the cost of natural gas supplies PSE purchased for customers.