Deadline Set In Spire’s Infrastructure Surcharge Increase Request

Spire Missouri, Inc., has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its Spire East (formerly Laclede Gas Company) natural gas customers.

The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in June 2004.

Spire seeks the adjustment to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural gas company from February 1 through May 31 of this year and October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 to the extent the costs associated with those investments were not approved for recovery in Case Nos. GO-2018-0309 and GO-2018-0310. These costs for natural gas pipeline replacements and relocations are not currently included in Spire’s rates.

The current ISRS for residential customers of Spire East is $1.07 a month. Residential customers would pay an ISRS of $2.03 a month under Spire’s application.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than Friday, July 26, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System at www.psc.mo.gov.

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, MO 65102-2230, telephone 866-922-2959, e-mail [email protected]) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102, telephone 800-392-4211, email [email protected]).

The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the commission.

Spire East provides natural gas service to approximately 651,100 customers in Missouri, including Ste. Genevieve County as well as St. Louis County, Jefferson and St. Francois counties.

(Information in a release from the Public Service Commission.)

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