Avista requesting to lower natural gas rates | Business
Natural gas customers in our area could soon see a lower utility bill.
Avista's gas rates are regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). Avista is asking the commission to decrease rates by 4.4 percent this fall. If approved, residential rates would be over 11% lower than the beginning of this year.
According to Avista, if today’s request is approved, a residential customer in Washington using an average of 68 therms per month would see a decrease of $2.58, or 4.3 percent, for a revised monthly bill of $58.18.
The new rates for Avista’s approximately 149,000 natural gas customers in Washington could be effective by Nov. 1 if approved by the commission.