Many customers oppose Mountaineer Gas rate hike

Mountaineer Gas has proposed a rate hike and customers have stated their opinion against it. Several customers showed up at a public hearing to voice their opposition to the proposal to raise the base rate. Most of a gas bill accounts for the cost of gas, but the base rate collected goes into the cost of running a business. Mountaineer Gas wants to raise that base rate by 4.9 percent and it could bring in an extra $12 million in revenue. There's been no final decision yet.