51,000 Fla. gas customers will see rates rise

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - About 51,000 residential and commercial
customers who get their natural gas from Florida Public Utilities
Company will see their bills rise by about 72 cents per month.

The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved the
rate increase on an interim basis while staff examines making it
permanent. The rates will be in effect for all meter readings made
on or after 30 days from Tuesday. Florida Public Utilities Company
is the smallest of the five utilities the commission regulates.

The company has customers in Seminole, Marion, Volusia, Palm
Beach, Broward and Martin counties.

A vote to make any incresae permanent could come May 19.

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