Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 04, 2017
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-18-47

MEDIA REMINDER
PSC to Hold Local Public Hearings in Kansas City and Gladstone
in Spire Natural Gas Rate Case

 
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Kansas City and Gladstone on October 11-12, 2017, in a natural gas rate case filed by Spire Missouri, Inc. d/b/a Spire. Spire is formerly Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy (MGE). The local public hearing schedule appears below.
 
October 11, 2017—Kansas City. Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium, 3700 Blue Parkway.
An informal question-and-answer session will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the Commission taking testimony from the public at the conclusion of the question-and-answer session.
October 12, 2017—Kansas City. Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, Cohen Center, 4801 Main Street.
An informal question-and-answer session will begin at 12:00 p.m.*, with the Commission taking testimony from the public at the conclusion of the question-and-answer session.
October 12, 2017—Gladstone. Gladstone Community Center, Gladstone/Linden Room, 6901 N. Holmes Street.
An informal question-and-answer session will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the Commission taking testimony from the public at the conclusion of the question-and-answer session.
*-In order to be able to move equipment to the next local public hearing that same day, 12:00 p.m. local public hearings will end no later than 3:00 p.m.

These local public hearings will be held in facilities that meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings should call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearings.

If you are unable to attend a local public hearing and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone (866) 922-2959 email opcservice@ded.mo.gov or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email pscinfo@psc.mo.gov.

On April 11, 2017, Spire, formerly Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual natural gas revenues by approximately $34 million, exclusive of approximately $16.4 million already being recovered from Spire customers through its Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS). The ISRS appears as a separate item on the monthly bills of Spire customers.

Spire estimates this would result in an increase of approximately $5.09 per month for a typical residential customer using an average of 64 Ccf of natural gas per month.

Spire provides natural gas service to approximately 507,950 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.
 
 
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