The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those seeking to intervene and participate in a natural gas rate case filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than February 27, 2014,
with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360 or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS).
Individual citizens seeking to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail email@example.com
). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.
Formal evidentiary hearings are scheduled for August 25-September 5, 2014, in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City. The Governor Office Building meets accessibility standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any person needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings, please call the Missouri Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearings.
On February 6, 2014, Liberty Utilities filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a general rate increase of approximately $6.3 million. According to the company’s filing, the impact of the rate request on a typical residential customer in each of Liberty Utilities’ three service areas appears below.
Liberty Utilities (formerly Atmos Energy Corporation) serves approximately 56,000 natural gas customers in Missouri. The WEMO service area includes the Missouri counties of Bates, Cass, Henry and St. Clair. The SEMO service area includes the counties of Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne. The NEMO service area includes the counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler and Scotland.