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Southwest Gas submits rate hike application in Nevada

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has scheduled a June 24 consumer session to receive comment on Southwest Gas Corporation’s application to raise natural gas rates.

The total proposed increase would raise about $38.3 million statewide but the vast majority of that, $35.2 million, would come from Southern Nevada customers.

In Northern Nevada, primarily Carson City, the increase would generate about $3.1 million.

A spokesman said the average single family home would see a monthly increase of $2.47 or 3.19 percent.

The Southern Nevada increase would be an 8.65 percent increase worth about $3.71 a month to the average home.

The company cited higher costs related to capital investments and a change in the cost of capital. In addition, officials pointed to the company’s Customer Data Modernization Initiative.

Customers can submit comments by email at

Written comments can be mailed to, PUCN, Attn: Docket 20-02023, 1150 E. William St., Carson City, 89701

The 6 p.m. telephonic conference can be reached at 1-844-621-3956, access code 497295909.