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Many WV residents could see lower heating bills

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The state’s Public Service Commission anticipates lower gas bills for most West Virginians for the upcoming heating season, thanks to lower natural gas prices.

After an initial review of the PSC’s “Purchased Gas Adjustment” cases recently filed, the commission is expected to lower gas bills for about two-thirds of West Virginia residents.

Of the dozen natural gas utilities operating within the state, eight filed a request with the Commission to lower the purchased gas portion of their rates. Mountaineer Gas, which provides service to this area of West Virginia, asked for a decrease of $0.315 per million cubic feet, or a reduction of 6.55 percent.

The typical customers of Mountaineer Gas will see an average monthly bill saving of $2.21, which should go into effect Nov. 1…

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