Public Notice of Change in Rates – Mountaineer Gas
PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES UPON APPLICATION
NOTICE is hereby given that MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY, a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, an application containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing
natural gas service to approximately 220,000 customers at various locations in the Counties of Barbour, Berkeley,
Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy,
Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer,
Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph,
Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming.
The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective November 1, 2021, unless otherwise ordered
by the Public Service Commission, and will increase revenue approximately $31,500,000 annually, an increase of
The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers of MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY will be changed
Residential $ 8.70 14.03 %
Commercial $ 43.50 17.54 %
Industrial $ 3,807.96 19.06 %
Resale $ 834.19 24.37 %
Resale customers of MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY include Canaan Valley Gas Co., Cardinal Natural Gas
Company Northern Division (formerly known as Lumberport-Shinnston Gas Company and Blacksville Oil & Gas
Company, Inc.,) Consumers Gas Utility Co., Dominion Energy WV, Megan Oil and Gas, City of Philippi, and
Southern Public Service.
The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. Each class may receive an
increase greater or less than stated here. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than
average. Furthermore, the requested increased rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change
(increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase in rates and
charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission. If a hearing is
conducted, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.
A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Company to provide any information
requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the following offices
of the Company:
Mountaineer Gas Company Office
• 501 56th Street SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304.
A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the PUBLIC
SERVICE COMMISSION at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia.
The Rule 30-C procedure is designed to provide a procedure for changing rates charged to customers by natural gas
distribution utilities based exclusively on the cost of purchased gas. Consequently, protest should be limited to the
reasonableness of such costs and the method by which they are calculated. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene
should file a written protest or notice of intervention within twenty-five (25) days following the date of this publication
unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate
increases and to participate in future proceedings. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission’s rules
on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. All interventions must be mailed or
hand-delivered and be addressed to Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box
812, Charleston, WV 25323. Protests may be filed online through the Commission website using the “Submit a
Comment” link or may be mailed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box
812, Charleston, WV 25323.