FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 16, 2020
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Spire Missouri Request
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Spire Missouri, Inc., on behalf of its Spire Missouri West operating unit, seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate and maintain a natural gas distribution system providing natural gas service in Cass County. The CCN is a further expansion of the Company’s existing certificated area.
Spire Missouri, Inc. sought the CCN to provide natural gas service to two projects in Cass County. The first project involves an industrial park while the second project would serve commercial customers with the potential to serve residential customers.
The Commission granted the CCN determining: 1) There is a need for the service; 2) Spire Missouri, Inc. is qualified to provide the proposed service; 3) Spire Missouri, Inc. has the financial ability to provide the service; 4) Spire Missouri, Inc.’s proposal is economically feasible; and 5) The service promotes the public interest.
“Based on the verified pleadings, the Commission finds the application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to provide gas service meets the above listed criteria. The application will be granted,” said the Commission.
Spire Missouri West provides natural gas service to approximately 522,000 customers in Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Dade, DeKalb, Greene, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Moniteau, Newton, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Stone and Vernon counties.