Washington Gas has filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission to increase base rates and charges for its natural gas customers in Maryland.
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The base rate increase, if approved, would be $22.9 million in new revenue, or approximately an additional $2.10 a month on a typical residential customer’s bill.
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The utility said it is the first base rate increase request in five years. If approved, it would increase the average Maryland natural gas customer’s bill by 7 percent.
Washington Gas parent company WGL Holdings is one step closer to being acquired by a Canadian utility, with approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission, which has laid out requirements for the utilities to get its approval.
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