ONE Gas wants higher rates for its Kansas Gas Service

A request for a nearly $43 million rate hike by Kansas Gas Service will be considered Dec. 11 by the Kansas Corporation Commission when it holds an evidentiary hearing in Topeka.

Customers could see their bills go up another $5.67 a month or another 10 percent.

Kansas Gas is a division of ONE Gas, Inc., the parent company headquartered in Tulsa. It filed the request for the $42.7 million net base rate increase several months ago.

If approved, the increase in a customer’s bill would relate to the delivery of natural gas including the fixed monthly Service Charge and the Delivery Charge.

Kansas Gas is also asking that $2.9 million that is already being recovered from customers through the Gas System Reliability Surcharge be added to base rates for a total base rate increase of $45.6 million.

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in the Topeka Office of the KCC and the Commission has to make a decision by Feb. 25, 2019.