Wednesday, December 8 2021 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Gas News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 06
Week of Nov 29
Week of Nov 22
Week of Nov 15
Week of Nov 08
By Topic
By News Partner
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Gas News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    NIPSCO seeks 17% rate hike for its natural gas customers

    October 4, 2021 - Associated Press


      MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The utility that provides natural gas for most of northern Indiana has asked state regulators to approve a 17% rate increase for its more than 800,000 gas customers.

      Northern Indiana Public Service Co. asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday to approve a two-stage rate hike, the first phase of which would take effect on Sept. 1, 2022.

      The Merrillville-based utility said the proposed increase would grant greater bill stability for its 821,000 gas customers by reducing bill fluctuations between high-usage and low-usage periods, especially during the winter heating months, The Journal Gazette reported.

      NIPSCO’s proposed rate increase for base rates for gas must go through a regulatory review process, which includes an opportunity for public input.

      The utility's natural gas base rates were most recently approved in 2018.

      Based on the new proposal, a residential gas customer who uses 70 therms a month and currently pays $55 would see an overall increase of $9 a month — or about 17%, NIPSCO said in a news release.

      The estimated change includes a proposed increase in the base monthly charge from $14 to $24.50.

      NIPSCO has about 850,000 industrial, commercial and residential gas customers across 32 northern Indiana counties.


    Other Articles - Generation


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2021 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.