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NFG: Two In-Person Public Statement Hearings at 1 & 6pm on NFG rate case

In Person

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
United States

NFG: Two In-Person Public Statement Hearings at 1 & 6pm on NFG rate case

Hearing Information

In-person public statement hearings will be held on: 

DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 
TIME: 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 
LOCATION: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

Those wishing to comment on any aspect of this proceeding will have the opportunity to make a statement on the record before the ALJs. It is not necessary to make an appointment in advance, or present written material to speak at a hearing. Persons will be called to speak after completing a request card. 

Each public statement hearing will be held open a minimum of thirty minutes and will be kept open until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. A verbatim transcript of each public statement hearing will be made for inclusion in the record of these proceedings.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should call the Department of Public Service’s Human Resource Management Office at 518-474-2520 as soon as possible. TDD users may request a sign language interpreter by placing a call through the New York Relay Service at 711. Individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English are encouraged to call the Department at 800-342-3377 for free language assistance services regarding this Notice.

Case Information

Case 23-G-0627 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission as to the Rates, Charges, Rules and Regulations of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation for Gas Service.

NFG filed amendments to its gas tariff schedules on October 31, 2023, proposing to increase its annual gas delivery revenues effective October 1, 2024. More specifically, the Company seeks to increase its gas delivery revenues by approximately $88.8 million (which equals a 30.8% increase in base delivery revenues and an 11.1% increase in total revenues). The proposed increase would result in a total monthly bill increase of approximately $11.31, or 13.7%, for the average residential heating customer, and approximately $16.65, or 8.3%, for the average small commercial customer. NFG states that the proposed increase will enable it to make necessary investments in critical energy infrastructure, adequately compensate its employees, and develop and implement initiatives that advance the goals of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.