PSC approves Liberty Utilities' request to adjust surcharge

Natural gas customers of Liberty Utilities in the Hannibal area will see a 75-cent increase on their bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Liberty Utilities to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in November 2008.

The ISRS adjustment reflects infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural gas company between June 1, 2015 and Jan. 31, 2016. These costs for natural gas pipeline replacements and relocations are not currently included in Liberty’s rates.

The current monthly ISRS for residential customers in Northeast Missouri (Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler and Scotland Counties) is $0.74. The new monthly ISRS will be $1.49.

Liberty serves approximately 53,700 natural gas customers in Missouri.