Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 06, 2021
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-21-95

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Liberty Utilities Request
to Adjust Infrastructure Surcharge

JEFFERSON CITY---Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities (Liberty) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to change the Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in November 2008.

According to the application, Liberty seeks a monthly ISRS to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural gas company from April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2020. These costs for natural gas pipeline replacements and relocations are not currently included in Liberty’s rates.

In Liberty’s most recently completed general rate case (GR-2018-0013), ISRS rates were reset to zero effective July 1, 2018. In this case, the proposed monthly ISRS for a residential customer in Liberty’s Northeast (NEMO) and West (WEMO) districts is $1.76 a month. The proposed monthly ISRS for a residential customer in Liberty’s Southeast (SEMO) district is $1.20 a month.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than January 29, 2021, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov.

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone 1-866-922-2959, e-mail opcservice@opc.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

Liberty serves approximately 55,000 natural gas customers in Missouri. The WEMO service area includes the counties of Bates, Cass, Henry and St. Clair. The SEMO service area includes the counties of Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne. The NEMO service area includes the counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler and Scotland.
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