FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 16, 2020
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Spire Missouri Customers to See Change in Natural Gas Rates
JEFFERSON CITY---Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire Missouri) natural gas customers will see rates change under a company filing that will take effect on October 1, 2020. The change reflects a change in 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. The rate change in this filing generally reflects warmer than normal weather in the Spire East and Spire West districts.
The establishment of a WNAR was part of a March 2018 Public Service Commission decision in a general natural gas rate case filed by Spire Missouri. Under the WNAR, Spire Missouri will make adjustments based on the weather twice a year.
Under tariffs filed by the natural gas company, a Spire Missouri residential customer using 100 Ccf of natural gas in a given billing month will see a line item increase of $1.22 in their bill.
Spire Missouri East provides natural gas service to approximately 654,600 customers in the City of St. Louis as well as the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Butler, Iron, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Crawford, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve.
Spire Missouri West provides natural gas service to approximately 522,000 customers in Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Dade, DeKalb, Greene, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Moniteau, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Stone and Vernon counties.