A consumer session is scheduled for July 26 on an application by Southwest Gas to raise rates.
The majority of the proposed increase would be to Southern Nevada customers - 8.17 percent for single-family residences. While the south makes up the vast majority of SWG's customer base, the utility also provides natural gas service in the Carson City area.
The requested increase in Northern Nevada would amount to 1.39 percent for residential customers. That would add just over a dollar to the average monthly bill, raising it to $78.51 and generating about $1.5 million in added revenue each year.