FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 25, 2022
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 April 1, 2022.
The rate change reflects the Weather Normalization Adjustment Rider (WNAR) which authorizes rate adjustments based on weather variations. The purpose of the tariff is to adjust revenues for differences between actual heating degree days and normal heating degree days. This filing generally reflected warmer than normal weather in Liberty’s Northeast, West and Southeast rate districts.
Under the Liberty Utilities filing, a residential customer using 100 Ccf’s (10,000 cubic feet) of natural gas in a given billing month will see an increase of approximately $5.00 a month in Liberty Utilities’ Northeast and West Districts. Natural gas rates will increase by approximately $3.58 a month for a residential customer using approximately 100 Ccf’s of natural gas in a given billing month in Liberty Utilities’ Southeast District.
Liberty Utilities serves approximately 52,780 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.