Western Md. Gas Supplier Pursues Surcharge

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Columbia Gas of Maryland is seeking to add a surcharge of $1.92 a month to the bills of residential customers in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties starting Feb. 1.

The Herald-Mail reported Sunday that the company has asked the state Public Service Commission to approve the surcharge to help pay for infrastructure replacement.

That’s the same reason for a 9.4 percent residential rate increase that took effect Sept. 25. For an average residential customer, that increase came to $6.22 a month.

Regulators approved the September rate increase to enable the company to raise about $3.6 million to replace pipes and other equipment.

A spokesman says the surcharge would enable the company to recover costs not covered by the rate increase.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live