Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The State Public Service Commission has scheduled four public hearings on Mountaineer Gas Co.'s proposed 6.6 percent rate increase.
The commission said Wednesday it's planning to take public comment in Wheeling on Sept. 24 and Charleston on Sept. 28. hearings also are set for Sept. 30 in Beckley and Oct. 1 in Huntington.
The commission estimates Mountaineer's revenue would increase more than $26 million if the increase is approved.
The increase applies solely to Mountaineer's base rate. In a separate case, Mountaineer is seeking a 25 percent reduction of its purchased gas rates, which are based on what it spends to buy natural gas.
Mountaineer serves more than 220,000 customers across West Virginia.
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