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May 4, 2015

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Southwest Gas to raise basic service charge by 20 percent

CARSON CITY — The state Public Utilities Commission has voted to permit Southwest Gas to raise its basic service charge by 20 percent for most of its customers.

Commission Chairwoman Alaina Burtenshaw, the hearing officer in the case, had recommended the utility be authorized to boost the basic rate from $9 per month to $9.50.

But Commissioners Rebecca Wagner and David Noble said the request by Southwest for an increase to $10.80 a month — a 20 percent increase — was justified.

The increase will be imposed on single-family homes in Southern and Northern Nevada and on multi-family residences in Northern Nevada. The current $9 per month charge will remain the same for multi-family residences in Southern Nevada.

The rates will become effective after the staff of the PUC reviews the plan of Southwest to implement the decision.

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  1. And I'm sure customers will get 20% more/better service.

  2. Aloha,

    This State (Southern Nevada, Las Vegas) is so "whacked" concerning primary necessities such as Gas, Electric, & Water we need to step in as consumers (legally U.S. citizens paying taxes) and do something quick.

    I'm not well diverse in the particulars, but I'm definite someone with specific knowledge could create a board to "always" challenge these unnecessary / unethical / unforeseen "spike" rates.

    Honestly, what we need is this State to be "DEREGULATED," so other companies can come in & offer way better rates. I bet you Nevada Power & Southwest Gas won't be in the same position of increasing rates. That I can confirm with due-diligence / compliance of studying other states that are Deregulated & utilizing a company that offers an alternative of "SAVING" on electric / gas bill (up to 20% guarantee).

    Please check out this "short" three (3) minute video and you make the decision.

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