FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 30, 2020
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Natural Gas Rates to Change for Liberty Utilities Customers
JEFFERSON CITY---The natural gas rates of Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities customers will change under a filing that will take effect on October 1, 2020.
The rate change reflects the Weather Normalization Adjustment Rider (WNAR) which authorizes rate adjustments based on weather variations. The WNAR projects anticipated gas usage changes due to weather that is either warmer or colder than normal. This filing generally reflected warmer than normal weather in Liberty’s Northeast, West and Southeast rate districts.
Under the Liberty Utilities filing, natural gas rates will increase for a residential customer using 100 Ccf of natural gas a month by approximately $2.01 a month in Liberty Utilities’ Northeast and West Districts. Natural gas rates will increase by approximately $0.86 a month for a residential customer using approximately 100 Ccf of natural gas a month in Liberty Utilities’ Southeast District.
Liberty Utilities serves approximately 55,000 natural gas customers in Missouri. The Northeast and West District service area includes the Missouri counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Bates, Cass, Henry and St. Clair. The Southeast District service area includes the counties of Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne.