Southwest Gas Seeking Rate Hike
LAS VEGAS (AP/KXNT) — You could soon be paying more for natural gas.
Southwest Gas is hoping to push rates up a bit in Clark County, and lower them slightly in northern Nevada.
The Las Vegas Sun reports the proposal would help the company increase its southern Nevada revenue by $1.8 million per year, while it decreases by an estimated $11,000 per year in northern Nevada.
The utility says the average residential customer in Clark County who uses 19 therms in the summer months would see a 10-cent increase in their monthly bill. During the winter, that average customer would see their bill rise by 31 cents.
Northern Nevada customers wouldn’t see a rate change in the summer, but the average customer would see a one-cent drop in winter months.
The Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a prehearing conference on July 11.