Enstar Natural Gas Co. will face a public hearing tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am in Anchorage to explain the recent rise in charges, which were approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
Enstar representatives from the utility will explain how the cost of gas is adjusted and why. The RCA says they were flooded with calls from concerned customers, but they’re not necessarily going to make any changes to their decision as a result of the public testimony.
We’ve previously reported that prices were increased as of July 1 by 48.5 percent, costing the average homeowner $40 extra per month. Enstar explained that the warm spring affected supply and demand, forcing them to purchase gas at a higher rate. The cost was then passed on to customers.
Enstar filed with the RCA a to increasing the GCA by over 32 cents per Ccf earlier this year.
The meeting will be held at the RCA office on W 8th Ave in Anchorage.