PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES UPON APPLICATION

Tariff Form No. 8-C

(Tariff Rule No. 30-C)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES UPON APPLICATION

 

NOTICE is hereby given that Hope Gas, Inc., dba Dominion Hope (ãDominion Hopeã or the âCompanyã), a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, an application containing decreased 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 application included proposed and alternate proposed gas cost rate decreases.

 

The proposed decreased rates and charges will become effective November 1, 2015, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will decrease revenues approximately $23.8 million annually (or $20.4 million annually under the alternate proposed rates), a decrease of 18{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} (or 15{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} under the alternate proposed rates). The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:

 

Proposed Rates                                                Alternate Proposed Rates

TYPE OF CUSTOMER                   ($) DECREASE        ({4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}) DECREASE                       ($) DECREASE      ({4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}) DECREASE

Residential                                                $13                          20{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}                                        $11                        18{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}

Commercia                                            Various                     Various                                  Various                   Various

Industrial                                               Various                     Various                                  Various                    Various

Resale                                                   $2,700                        32{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}                                     $2,300                      28{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}

 

Resale customers of Dominion Hope include Standard Gas Co., Consumers Gas Utility Co., Lumberport-Shinnston Gas Co., Inc., Mountaineer Gas Co., Southern Public Service Co., Blacksville Oil & Gas Co., Inc., and Peoples Gas WV LLC.

 

The decreases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated classes. Each class may receive an increase or decrease greater or less than stated here. Individual customers may receive decreases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested decreased 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 Clarksburg office of the Company, 48 Columbia Boulevard, Clarksburg, 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, protests 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 and 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 protests and interventions should 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 Hope, 48 Columbia Boulevard, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301 and Kurt Krieger, Post Office Box 1588, Charleston, WV 25326-1588.

 

 

Aug 3, 10