News Release

For more information contact: Linda Berry, KCC Director of Public Affairs (785) 271-3269

May 3, 2024

Kansas Corporation Commission schedules June public
hearings on Kansas Gas Service rate increase application

TOPEKA - The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has scheduled two public hearings in June to give Kansas Gas Service customers an opportunity to learn more about the company’s recent rate increase request, ask questions and to make comments before the Commission.

On March 1, 2024, Kansas Gas Service filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a net rate increase in base rates of $58.1 million. The requested increase would affect the portions of a customer’s bill that relate to the delivery of natural gas by KGS, including the fixed monthly service charge and delivery charge. If approved, the average monthly residential bill will increase by approximately $6.71 (10.41%) for customers who use less natural gas (73 Mcf or less per year) and $9.48 (8.25%) for those that use more natural gas (more than 73 Mcf per year).

Kansas Gas Service provides natural gas service to approximately 648,000 homes and businesses in 360 communities in Kansas.

Public hearings will be held in Topeka and Wichita. See below for details:

  • Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. Washburn Institute of Technology Main Conference Center, Building A 5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, KS
  • Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. Wichita State University, Lowe Auditorium Hughes Metropolitan Complex 5014 E 29th St. North, Wichita, KS

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option through Zoom is available to allow remote participants to comment. Those choosing to join through Zoom must register on the KCC’s website  by noon the day before the hearing. The hearings will be broadcast live on the KCC’s YouTube channel for viewing only with no registration required.

The Commission will also accept written comments regarding the rate increase request through 5 p.m., August 5, 2024, on its website, by mail to the Commission’s Office at 1500 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, KS 66604-4027 or by calling the KCC’s Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at 785-271-3140 or 800-662-0027.

The Commission will issue an order on the application on or before October 25, 2024.