Utility asks to raise natural gas rates by 19 percent | AspenTimes.com

Utility asks to raise natural gas rates by 19 percent

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Natural gas users served by Xcel Energy will pay 19 percent more next month if the Colorado Public Utilities Commission approves a rate hike request.

The state’s largest energy provider filed the request Friday.

It reflects continuing increases in energy prices and is 126 percent higher than consumers paid last August.

If the increase is approved, the typical residential customer’s gas bill next month will be $31.64, compared with this month’s $28.19.

Xcel says it does not profit from natural gas sales, and only passes on rate hikes it faces.

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