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Tariff Form No. 8-C Tariff Rule 14.2 et seq. (Historical Rule 30-C) PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES UPON APPLICATION NOTICE is hereby given that Hope Gas, Inc., dba Dominion Energy West Virginia (the “Company”), a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, an application containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing natural gas service to all of its customers at various locations in the Counties of Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective November 1, 2022, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will increase revenues approximately $72.8 million annually, an increase of 63.19%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows: TYPE OF CUSTOMER Residential ($) INCREASE $37.80 (%) INCREASE 51.13% Small Commercial Sales ($) INCREASE $159.23 (%) INCREASE 66.15% Small Commercial Transport 1 ($) INCREASE $153.65 (%) INCREASE 11.49% Large Commercial Sales ($) INCREASE $8,972.57 (%) INCREASE 99.58% Large Commercial Transport 1/l ($) INCREASE $1,433.01 (%) INCREASE 19.65% Industrial Sales ($) INCREASE $15,020.22 (%) INCREASE 117.39% Resale Sales ($) INCREASE $24,132.92 (%) INCREASE 94.51% Daily Balancing for Transport ($) INCREASE $180.20 (%) INCREASE 39.84% 1 To account for increase in standby rate. Resale customers of the Company include Standard Gas Co., Consumers Gas Utility Co., Cardinal Natural Gas Company – Northern Division (Lumberport), Mountaineer Gas Co., Southern Public Service Co., Cardinal Natural Gas Company – Northern Division (Blacksville), and Peoples Gas WV LLC. The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated classes. Each class may receive an increase greater or less than stated here. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested increased rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increase or decrease) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase or decrease in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission. (If a hearing is conducted, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.) A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Company to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the Bridgeport office of the Company, 102 Cambridge Place, Bridgeport, West Virginia. A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia. The 30-C procedure is designed to provide a procedure for changing rates charged to customers by natural gas distribution utilities based exclusively on the cost of purchased gas. Consequently, protest should be limited to the reasonableness of such costs and the method by which they are calculated. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention within twenty-five (25) days following the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate increases or to participate in future proceedings. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission’s rules on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. All interventions must be mailed or hand-delivered and be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, Post Office Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323, with copies to Brien J. Fricke, Dominion Energy West Virginia, 120 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219 and Kurt Krieger, Post Office Box 1588, Charleston, WV 25326-1588. Protests may be filed online through the Commission website using the “Submit a Comment” link or may be mailed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, Post Office Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323. LC-134284 08-05,12;2022