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El Paso City Council to decide on proposed gas service rate hike

El Paso City Council to decide on proposed gas service rate hike
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POSTED: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 7:43pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:35pm

El Paso's city council could decide this week whether to accept a rate hike proposed by Texas Gas Service.

The utility is looking to raise its rates for residential customers by $1.85 per month and by $6.28 per month for commercial customers.

Currently, the average El Paso residential customer pays $13.07 monthly, according to Texas Gas Service records. The average commercial customer pays $25.64.

City representatives will take up the issue at Tuesday's city council meeting.

If approved, the change would take effect immediately and affect more than 200,000 customers in El Paso.

Texas Gas Service estimates the rate adjustment would generate $5.5 million for the company.

According to Texas law, the city council is the regulatory authority with exclusive jurisdiction over the rates, operations and services of the gas utility.

Tuesday's council meeting begins at 8 a.m.

You can review the Texas Gas Service rate adjustment proposal at the link below:

https://www.texasgasservice.com/~/media/TGS/Misc/EL%20PASO%202014%20EPARR%20Public%20Notice.ashx

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