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MERRILLVILLE — Natural gas provider NIPSCO submitted a request Wednesday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to adjust its base rates – a proposed increase of about 17 percent for the typical residential customer.

If approved by the IURC after a review process that includes an opportunity for public comment, the new gas rates would be phased in over two steps. The first phase would go into effect no earlier than Sept. 1, 2022.

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Bryan

The dollar figures discussed in this article confuse me. I hope there will be follow-up reporting on this story. The article says a customer paying $55 "today would see an overall increase of approximately $9 per month," but it also says "This estimated charge includes a proposed increase in the monthly customer charge from $14 to $24.50." Since the "monthly customer charge" appears to be levied against all residential customers regardless of usage, it seems the minimum increase would be at least $10.50 for every residential customer.

DingFod

I think it means they are both raising the monthly customer user fee and the cost of gas & delivery. A double whammy….

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