Kansas Gas Service Seeks $58.1M Rate Hike; Public Hearings Scheduled for June

By Trish Svoboda

Kansas Gas Service has submitted an application to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), seeking a net increase in base rates amounting to $58.1 million. This proposed increase would impact the sections of a customer’s bill associated with the delivery of natural gas by Kansas Gas Service, including the fixed monthly Service Charge and the Delivery Charge.

If sanctioned, customers in the small residential rate option, which are those who use 73 Mcf or less natural gas per year, would see a monthly increase of approximately $6.71 (10.41%), while customers in the large residential rate option, or those who use more than 73 Mcf of natural gas per year, would see an increase of about $9.48 (8.25%) on their monthly bill.

Kansas Gas Service serves 360 communities in Kansas, providing natural gas to around 648,000 homes and businesses.

The KCC is giving customers an opportunity to learn more and inquire about the increase request at two public hearings scheduled in June. The first will take place Thursday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m. in Topeka at Washburn Institute of Technology Main Conference Center. The second hearing will be held Monday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Wichita State University in the Lowe Auditorium Hughes Metropolitan Complex. Those unable to attend may submit comments on the KCC website through 5 p.m. August, 5, by mail to the Commission’s Office at SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, KS 66604-4027 or by calling the KCC’s Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at 785-271-3140 or 800-662-0027.

An order on the application will be issued by the Commission on or before October 25, 2024.

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