PSE natural gas bills will be lower this winter

Natural gas prices lower

Puget Sound Energy residential natural gas customers will see lower energy bills this winter after rates were adjusted lower to reflect the decreased cost of wholesale natural gas.

On Oct. 19, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved requests from PSE that, combined with lower natural gas costs, allowed the power company to reduce rates by 9.2 percent for residential customers. A press release from PSE said it would reduce the average bill by just over $6, bringing the total monthly bill to around $59. It is the lowest rates the utility has provided since 2004.

PSE conducts rate adjustments multiple times a year, Padula said.

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission spokesperson Kate Griffith said rate adjustments must be approved by her office. Rate decreases were also approved for the Avista Corporation which serves the Spokane area, Cascade Natural Gas which serves cities statewide including Bellingham, Bremerton and Yakima. NW Natural also received a rate decrease. The company serves southwest Washington.

PSE provides natural gas service to more than 750,000 customers in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kittitas, Lewis and Thurston counties.

More in News

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.

T-Mobile starts $160 million renovation, extends lease to 2030

T-Mobile is hoping to finish renovations to its Bellevue campus within three years.

Bellevue resident Evelyn Clark was crowned Miss Washington USA 2019 on Nov. 4. Photo courtesy of Miss Washington USA.
Bellevue resident is named Miss Washington USA 2019

Evelyn Clark is crowned Miss Washington USA on Nov. 4.

Anchorhead Coffee takes over former Bellevue Tully’s location

It will be the coffee roaster’s third store and second on the Eastside.

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

Thai announces resignation after elected State Representative for Legislative District 41, Position Two. Courtesy photo of My-Linh Thai Facebook page.
My-Linh Thai resigns from Bellevue School Board

Thai announces resignation after elected State Representative for Legislative District 41.

Neighborhood Sidewalk Program ramps up project list

Bellevue’s Neighborhood Sidewalk Program has 2019 projects lined up thanks to levy funding.

The Kirkland shelter for families and women will be located at 11920 NE 80th St. in Kirkland and will provide as many as 50 beds for families with children and 48 beds for women. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
Upcoming shelter for women and families offers hope to Eastside

The city of Kirkland anticipates the shelter for families and women to be completed in 2020.

Pamela Toelle commended by Bellevue City Council for decades of community service

Community advocate Pamela Toelle was posthumously recognized for her decades of service to the city.

Most Read