It's going to be a cold winter, and Missouri Gas Energy is looking to increase their rates. The utility company recently requested a winter rate increase that would cost the average residential customer $5.25 more per month.
The company field the request with the Public Service Commission, which oversees these requests. If approved, the rate increase will take effect November 1.
"MGE spokesman Jason Fulp said the increase reflects the cost MGE and other distribution companies pay to buy gas, plus transportation, and storage expenses."
The utility company is based in Kansas City and has about 500,000 customers in 155 western Missouri communities.
Source: KMBC News