Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 13, 2017
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-18-29

MEDIA REMINDER:
PSC to Hold a Local Public Hearing in Joplin
in Spire Natural Gas Rate Case

 
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Joplin on September 19, 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.

 
September 19—Joplin. Missouri Southern State University, Mills-Anderson Justice Center, 3950 E. Newman Road.
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.


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

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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