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Posted: 10:44 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
An alert for Piedmont Natural Gas customers -- the company wants to charge customers more. For the second time this year, the company filed to adjust part of its rate for customers in both North and South Carolina. Customers Eyewitness News spoke with don't like it. "Raking away from money you could use throughout the year," said customer John Stutts. The increase would mean the average person would see his or her bill jump $3.50 to $4.75 a month. It may not sound like much, but in this economy, Stutts said it can hurt. "For people who maybe don't have jobs. You know the way the economy is, 50 extra bucks, it can be a lot of money," Stutts said. The company reduced rates in February at a customer savings of $8 to $10 a month. The last rate increase was November 2012, raising bills $9 to $10 monthly. The company said the current rate is still lower than the rate in 2008. Some still see it as a slowly growing drain on their wallet. The full impact of it may not be truly felt until the end of the year. "In the wintertime, yeah, three or four dollars extra -- you know that can skyrocket," customer Josh Hinson said. Piedmont is allowed to adjust its rates twice a year to balance undercharges or overcharges based on whether natural gas sales hit projected levels. If approved, the rate would change next month.
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