FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- November 06, 2019
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Infrastructure Surcharge to Change for Spire West Customers
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a change in the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) for Spire West customers (formerly Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy) of Spire Missouri, Inc. The ISRS first appeared on customer bills in April 2004.
The ISRS adjustment reflects infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural gas company from February 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019, updated for the months of June and July. Spire, in this case, also requested recovery of infrastructure replacement costs for the period of October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 to the extent the costs associated with those investments were not approved for recovery in Case Nos. GO-2018-0309 and GO-2018-0310. These costs for natural gas pipeline replacements and relocations are not currently included in Spire’s rates.
The current ISRS for residential customers of Spire West is $1.75 a month. As a result of this case, the ISRS will be adjusted and residential customers will pay $2.34 a month, an increase of $0.59 a month. The change is expected to take effect on November 16, 2019.
Spire West provides natural gas service to approximately 517,530 customers in Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Dade, DeKalb, Greene, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Moniteau, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Stone and Vernon counties.