TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Equitable Gas seeking 14-cent monthly repair charge

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

EQT $60.66 +$0.26

at close on WEDNESDAY

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
 

Equitable Gas wants to raise residential customers' bills by an average 14 cents a month to pay for multimillion-dollar pipeline replacement projects.

The North Shore-based natural gas utility filed an application with the Public Utility Commission late Tuesday to assess a distribution system improvement charge, as allowed under a new state law.

The 14-cent rate is based on a customer who uses 90 thousand cubic feet, or mcf, a year. The PUC must approve the charge. Equitable plans to spend $23.7 million in 2013 to replace aging pipelines.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania wants a 62-cent charge, on average. Peoples Natural Gas Co. expects to apply to the PUC for its charge by the end of the week. The fees are designed to bypass costly rate approval proceedings.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Police at Uniontown solve 1970 cold case homicide of 17-year-old, but suspect has died
  2. PennDOT alerts drivers to numerous road closures due to flooding, debris
  3. Weather closes Penn State for first time in 8 years
  4. Shania’s first tour in 11 years includes Pittsburgh stop
  5. Penguins need trade-deadline acquisitions to bring toughness
  6. Blue Jays’ Martin has ‘nothing but praise’ for former Pirates teammates
  7. Safety Vinopal, former teammates perform for NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day
  8. 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
  9. Artist born without arms, legs gives Hampton students peek into her world
  10. ‘Time for bold change,’ Wolf says in outlining $30B state budget
  11. Pitt’s Wright excelling in classroom