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Columbia Gas Rebuild Will Continue

November 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The continuing infrastructure spending by Columbia Gas will be affecting customer bills through the year 2050.  A recent report from the Office of People’s Counsel shows that Columbia Gas of Maryland’s replacement investments are continuing past their original end date of 2026 for another 17 years. That capital spending means customer bills could grow from an average of $221 in 2023 to $419 by 2035 – a 90% increase. Those bills could be even higher as customers move away from fossil fuels for heating and appliances, leaving less customers to foot the bill of massive infrastructure retooling.