Peoples Gas seeking new fees for pipeline work
Peoples Natural Gas Co. and related company Peoples TWP want state utility regulators to approve new fees on customers' bills so they can recover what they spend on pipeline work more quickly.
Starting April 1, North Shore-based Peoples, with 360,000 customers, wants to charge 32 cents a month for a typical residential customer. Butler-based TWP's charge would be about 44 cents on average, for residential accounts among its 60,000 customers.
Western Pennsylvania's two other large natural gas utilities, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Equitable Gas, filed requests earlier with the state Public Utility Commission for distribution system improvement charges to pay for accelerated replacements of old pipelines under a new state law. Peoples plans to spend $71 million in 2013.
Kim Leonard is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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