Customers of Ameren Missouri, Summit Natural Gas and Liberty Utilities are paying less for natural gas. Missouri Public Service Commission spokesman Kevin Kelly said supply, demand and the weather impact rates.
“They had indicated in their filings that these reflect estimated changes in the costs of natural gas from wholesale suppliers entering into the winter heating season,” said Kelly. “As we go through the winter, there is a possibility that each natural gas company could make another filing with the Commission to change rates to reflect changes in the cost of natural gas from wholesale suppliers, either up or down.”
Ameren customers are expected to save nearly $100 annually. Summit Natural Gas customers are projected to pay on average $7-$26 less each month during the winter. Liberty Utilities customers in northeastern and western Missouri are expected to pay nearly one-third less than last winter.
The Commission is also expected to decide in a couple of weeks if it will approve changes for Missouri Gas Energy and Laclede Gas Company, which also reflect a reduction in gas rates.