Public Service Commission http://wkms.org en KY Natural Gas Prices on The Rise http://wkms.org/post/ky-natural-gas-prices-rise <p></p><p>As the days begin to get colder,&nbsp;Kentucky will see higher natural gas prices.&nbsp; On average, customers who use about ten thousand cubic feet of natural gas, can expect to pay about 19 percent more than last November.&nbsp; Still, State Public Service Commission Spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says it’s far less than a few years ago.</p><p>“Natural gas prices are gonna continue to go up and down from year to year, but it’s going to be, at least for the foreseeable future within a fairly narrow range, you know, dollar or two whereas in the past we’ve had these massive spikes where it’s gone up a hundred percent or more in some instances in a very short period of time and crashed back down only to rise again,” said Melnykovych. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:20:34 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 36203 at http://wkms.org KY Natural Gas Prices on The Rise Public Service Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Big Rivers Electric Rate Increase http://wkms.org/post/public-service-commission-hold-public-meetings-big-rivers-electric-rate-increase <p></p><p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings in Paducah, Henderson and Owensboro over a proposed rate hike for electric customers who could see their bills increase by nearly 20 percent.</p><p>The proposed hike comes as Big Rivers Electric attempts to raise a $74.5 million to fill a budget hole left by its biggest customer, Century Aluminum and pay debt obligations.</p><p>The possible 20 percent increase would account for an extra $24 per month for the average customer. Industrial customers would see nearly 17 percent rate increases. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:05:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 31892 at http://wkms.org Public Service Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Big Rivers Electric Rate Increase