Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio applied to the state for an increase in rates in February . The company has a natural gas distribution business in a 17-county West Central Ohio service area, including Dayton.
Under the company’s original application, its average residential customer would pay about $7 a month more.
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In 2017, the average Vectren residential customer paid about $55 to $60 a month for Vectren natural gas service, although most of those costs are felt in the winter, the company said.
The PUCO will schedule Dayton-area public hearings to gather input from the public in the near future, a commission spokesman said.