NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS AND EVIDENTIARY HEARING

PUBLIC SERVICE

COMMISSION OF

WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON

 

CASE NO. 15-0003-G-42T

 

MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY

In the matter of increased rates and charges.

 

and

 

CASE NO. 15-0048-G-D

 

MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY

Application to change depreciation rates.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

COMMENT HEARINGS

AND EVIDENTIARY

HEARING

 

On January 5, 2015, Mountaineer Gas Company (Mountaineer) made a Rule 42 tariff filing to increase gas rates and charges seeking an additional $12.2 million in annual revenue, or an approximate 4.7 percent increase on a total-Company basis over current rates (based on a future test year) for furnishing natural gas service to approximately 221,000 customers in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia.

On January 20, 2015, Mountaineer filed an application to request revised depreciation rates under Rule 20 of the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, 150 C.S.R. Series 1 (Procedural Rules). Mountaineer stated that the revised depreciation rates require an approximate $800,000 decrease in annual depreciation expenses.

By Order issued January 30, 2015, the Commission suspended the proposed rates and charges until 12:01 a.m. on November 2, 2015.

The Commission will hold the following afternoon and evening public comment hearings and the evidentiary hearing:

 

Huntington, WV Public Comment hearing – Monday, June 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Cabell County Courthouse, Courtroom No. 1, 2nd Floor, 750 5th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia

 

Beckley, WV Public Comment hearing – Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Raleigh County Convention Center, Beckley Convention Center ä Room A&B, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley, West Virginia

 

Wheeling, WV Public Comment hearing – Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Ohio County Courthouse, Judge Mazzoneás Courtroom, 1500 Chaplin St., Wheeling, West Virginia

 

Charleston, WV Public Comment hearing – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Public Service Commission Hearing Room, 201 Brooks St. Charleston, West Virginia

 

Evidentiary hearing in Charleston WV – Wednesday, July 15-17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., Public Service Commission Hearing Room, 201 Brooks St. Charleston, West Virginia

 

Interested persons may attend any of the public comment hearings and make public comment. Members of the public may also observe the evidentiary hearing

 

MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY

 

 

May 26