Public Notice of Change in Rates – Dominion

Tariff Rule 10.1.a. et seq.) PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES WITH PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATES NOTICE is hereby given Hope Gas, Inc., dba Dominion Energy West Virginia (the “Company”), a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, a tariff containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing natural gas service to all of its customers at various locations in the Counties of Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective October 30, 2020 unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will produce approximately $34.6 million annually in additional revenue, an increase of 31%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows: TYPE OF CUSTOMER ($) INCREASE (%) INCREASE Residential $12.17 20.80% Small Commercial $117.98 17.95% Large Commercial $1,738.10 18.36% Industrial $2,143.07 16.59% Resale $1,395.08 15.12% Resale customers of the Company include Standard Gas Co., Consumers Gas Utility Co., Cardinal Natural Gas Company – Northern Division (Lumberport), Mountaineer Gas Co., Southern Public Service Co., Cardinal Natural Gas Company – Northern Division (Blacksville), and Peoples Gas WV LLC. The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission. (If a hearing is scheduled, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.) Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or petition to intervene prior to October 30, 2020. If the Commission suspends the effective date, the Commission may establish a final deadline for intervention. Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate increases or to participate in future proceedings. All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or intervention. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission’s rules on intervention. All interventions may be mailed and addressed to The Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P. O. Box 812, 201 Brooks St., Charleston, West Virginia 25323, or may be hand-delivered. Protests may be filed on line through the Commission website ( using the “Submit a Comment” link or may be mailed to the Executive Secretary at the same address as above. A complete copy of this tariff, as well as a representative of the Company to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at any of the following offices of the Company: 102 Cambridge Place, Bridgeport, West Virginia, 26330. A copy of this tariff is also available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia. 10-14-2tchW