Kansas Gas Service Seeking 32 Million Dollar Rate Increase


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The rate increase that Kansas Gas Service is seeking is far higher than the amount staff at the Kansas Corporation Commission has recommended.

The gas company is asking for a net increase of about $32?million a year, and KCC staff recommends the company get only $3.6?million.  

Kansas Gas Service president Brad Dixon, pictured left, outlines justification for the proposed $32.7 million rate hike for residential customers pending before the Kansas Corporation Commission.

The gas company’s proposal would raise the average customer’s bill by $5.68 a month. The KCC proposal would boost those bills about $1.

KGS spokeswoman Dawn Ewing says the company’s still analyzing the KCC staff recommendations but believes its original proposal would result in fair and reasonable rates.

The KCC’s three commissioners serve as judges in rate cases and will make the final decision by Jan. 14.

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