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Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas ask for rate hikes

Chicago natural gas customers could see their bills go up by more than $100 a year in 2012 under a rate hike proposal that Peoples Gas filed Tuesday with the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, subsidiaries of the Integrys Energy Group, said they are asking for higher rates to offset increased delivery costs. Peoples Gas is asking for a hike that would tack on about $9 per month to a typical small residential customer’s bill, adding up to $108 a year. The increase applies only to the delivery charge, with the cost of natural gas and taxes remaining the same, the utility said in a statement.

In the case of North Shore Gas, the utility is seeking a rate adjustment that would mean a $3 monthly increase for the typical customer, or roughly $36 a year. Get the full story »

U.S. retail gasoline demand falls 3%

U.S. retail gasoline demand fell last week for the first time in a month after a massive snowstorm hit a large swath of the country, clogging traffic and curbing demand.

Average gasoline demand fell 3 percent to 8.73 million barrels per day in the week to Feb. 4. Get the full story »