JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those seeking to intervene and participate in a natural gas rate case filed by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of Laclede Gas Company.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than October 18, 2013, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360 or in 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 April 14-25, 2014. These hearings will be held 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.
Recommendations regarding the locations, dates and times for local public hearings are to be filed with the Commission no later than November 15, 2013.
On September 16, 2013, MGE filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a general rate increase of approximately $23.4 million. According to the company, if the rate increase were approved in its entirety, an average MGE residential customer would see a net increase of $2.33 a month, above amounts currently being collected in rates.
MGE serves approximately 501,400 natural gas customers in Missouri.