Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 08, 2021
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

PSC to Hold Public Hearings in Liberty Natural Gas Rate Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings in February to receive customer comment in a natural gas rate case filed by The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty. The public hearings scheduled for February 17, 2022 and February 22, 2022, will be conducted virtually by WebEx and telephone conference. They will also be streamed live on the Commission’s website (

To attend the virtual public hearing by telephone, at the time of the hearing, call toll-free 1-855-718-6621, listen to the prompt and enter the meeting number (access code) set out below, followed by # (pound/hashtag symbol). If prompted for a password, enter 0320. To participate by video/Internet, visit the website You can also download the Cisco WebEx meetings application on your mobile device, laptop, desktop or tablet prior to the hearing and join the meeting at the hearing time by entering the corresponding access code and password listed below.

To facilitate an orderly presentation that can be preserved for the record, members of the public who wish to provide statements at the virtual public hearing, need to sign-up by sending their first and last name, phone number, email address and the hearing that they wish to attend to or by calling 1-800-392-4211 by 5 pm the day before the hearing. Comments at the hearings will be limited to five minutes per person.

A PSC Staff conducted question and answer session will be held at the beginning of each virtual public hearing. The formal virtual public hearing will begin at the conclusion of the question and answer session. The virtual public hearing schedule appears below.
February 17   6 pm   Access Code: 2458 344 2289 Password: 0320
February 22   Noon
  Access Code: 2451 816 5889
Password: 0320

Individuals wishing to mail comments should send them to the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. They can also be sent electronically using the Commission’s electronic filing system at When submitting comments, please refer to File No. GR-2021-0320.

On August 23, 2021, Liberty filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an increase in its base distribution revenues of approximately $1.36 million.

Liberty provides natural gas service to approximately 43,500 customers in the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Chariton, Cooper, Grundy, Henry, Holt, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Morgan, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline and Vernon.

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