ONE Gas rate hike request in Kansas


ONE Gas, Inc. wants higher rates. $58 million more.

Not in Oklahoma but in Kansas where its division, the Kansas Gas Service filed a request with the Kansas Corporation Commission to increase rates “to recover the investments made to maintain a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible natural gas distribution system across Kansas.”

If approved by state regulators, it would increase an average residential bill by another $6.71 a month for those who use less natural gas and up to $9.48 for higher users of natural gas. Kansas Gas Service has 647,000 customers in the state.

In announcing the rate hike request, Kansas Gas Service stated the filing does not impact the portion of a bill associated with the  cost of gas which represented 52% of the 2023 average residential bill.

“We’re committed to safety, improving our system and the reliable delivery of natural gas, even in challenging weather like Winter Storm Uri in 2021 and Winter Storm Gerri this past January,” said Sean Postlethwait, vice president of operations for Kansas Gas Service.

“During these extraordinary winter events, our team worked around the clock to provide reliable natural gas service to more
than 647,000 customer homes and businesses in 360 communities across Kansas.”

The KCC will have 240 days to consider the rate hike request.