State denies Atmos Energy rate increase

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied Atmos Energy’s request to increase rates.

According to the PSC, that leaves the base rate portion of customers’ monthly bill basically the same, but the PSC has restructured the monthly bill.

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That restructuring means the base rate portion of the monthly bill will be a penny below the current figure of $26.69 for a customer using 5,330 cubic feet of natural gas per month, on average.

The change takes effect Wednesday.

Atmos serves nearly 177,000 customers in central and western Kentucky.

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