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2013-12-05 12:23:09

Utilities to be merged by the end of 2013 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peoples Natural Gas announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted all of its required approvals to the transaction with EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) for the Peoples Natural Gas purchase of EQT's natural gas distribution business, Equitable Gas Company, LLC. Prior to today's ruling, the transaction received clearance by the Federal Trade Commission under the...

2013-05-28 16:23:28

BUTTE, Mont., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) has agreed to purchase operating and non-operating natural gas production interests in northern Montana's Bear Paw Basin from Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. (Devon). This purchase also includes Devon's 82 percent interest in the Havre Pipeline Company, LLC. NorthWestern Energy will need to obtain a regulatory waiver to acquire the Havre Pipeline Company, LLC, a necessary step...

2013-01-17 12:21:50

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) has filed to reduce its natural gas rates in North Carolina and South Carolina. The new rates, if approved by the respective state commissions, would go into effect on February 1, 2013 and would reduce current residential natural gas rates by a range of approximately 7.5 percent to 9.5 percent. The proposed rate reduction would also save the average Piedmont Natural Gas residential customer approximately $8 to...

2012-10-09 11:23:02

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glacial Energy -- a licensed alternative electric supplier (AES) and one of the fastest growing alternative energy suppliers in the United States -- today announced it is now offering electricity service enrollment for residential customers of Dayton Power & Light (DP & L) in Ohio. Residential customers in Ohio now have the opportunity to switch to Glacial Energy to lock in rates at a fixed price for 12 months. Based on a household's...

2012-02-10 05:00:00

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy's natural gas customers continue to save money this winter. The utility's average residential natural gas customer in February is paying a bill about 20 percent less compared to last year due to warmer-than-average temperatures and lower gas costs. An average residential gas customer will pay a bill of about $146 this month, for usage during January. Typically an average residential gas customer would pay a bill of...

2012-01-17 09:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the toughest economic climates in recent history one place most business owners fail to look at to increase their bottom line is the gas bill sent by the local utility. On average most businesses are losing hundreds and even thousands dollars by over paying for natural gas. California has deregulated natural gas which allows businesses and even private homes to buy their natural gas from suppliers other than the local utility,...

2011-12-15 08:48:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) filed this week to further reduce its natural gas rates in both North Carolina and South Carolina as a result of falling wholesale natural gas costs that are being driven by the nation's abundant supply of natural gas, increased on-shore production from shale gas, and a warmer than normal start to the 2011-2012 winter heating season. The new rates, if approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission...

2011-09-21 08:26:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although a sizable proportion of residential natural gas customers say their financial situation has worsened from 2010, satisfaction with billing and payment and customer service from gas utilities has improved, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) The study, now in its 10th year,...

2011-08-27 14:38:00

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The home explosion Friday in the City of Warren underscores the need for customers and the public to be aware of the basics of natural gas safety, Consumers Energy said Saturday. No one was injured in the explosion at 7275 Dodge Avenue, but the home was destroyed. The Warren police and fire departments and Consumers Energy are investigating the cause of the explosion. An initial investigation of the incident found that natural gas service...

2011-02-11 07:30:00

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hills Energy, a subsidiary of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), today announced that final rates for natural gas customers have been approved by the Iowa Utilities Board based on a modified unanimous settlement agreement filed Jan. 11, 2011. The utility originally filed June 8, 2010, requesting a $4.7 million or 2.9 percent increase in annual revenues and the IUB approved a general increase of $3.4 million or 2.1 percent, and recovery...