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Public Service Commission To Hold Hearing In Cumberland On Columbia Gas Rate Hike Proposal

July 5th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings related to the application of Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. for a $6.5 million increase in its base rates. Columbia provides gas distribution services to about 33,000 customers in Maryland. Under the rates as proposed, the total bill for a typical residential customer would increase more than 21 percent. According to the company, the rate increase request arises from Columbia’s investments in its pipeline infrastructure and increased operating and maintenance expenses.

The case filings are available in the electronic docket file (Case No. 9417) which may be viewed or downloaded at

Members of the public who wish to comment on the matter are welcome to attend the proceedings before Public Utility Law Judge Ryan C. McLean. The hearings are scheduled as follows:


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7pm

Hagerstown Community College

Career Programs Bldg, Rm 131

11400 Robinwood Drive

Hagerstown, Maryland 21742


Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7pm

Cumberland Ramada

Crown South Boardroom

100 South George Street

Cumberland, Maryland 21502


Members of the public may also submit written comments by Friday, July 22, 2016 to:

David J. Collins, Executive Secretary

Maryland Public Service Commission

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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