Rates

Base Rate Case Filing

On Monday February 27, 2017, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to increase the distribution base rates charged to residential, commercial and industrial customers. This filing is the first PGW base rate request in 8 years. 

PGW has requested an overall rate increase of $70 million per year. If the Company’s entire request is approved the total bills for residential, commercial and industrial customers will be impacted as listed below. 

  • The total bill for a residential customer using 76 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) per year would increase from $94.06 to $104.65 per month or by 11.3%.
  • The total bill for a commercial customer using 332 Mcf per year would increase from $327.07 to $342.15 per month or by 4.6%.
  • Rates for an industrial customer using 717 Mcf per year would decrease from $712.81 to $694.58 per month or by 2.6%.

The PUC will examine the requested rate increase and can prevent existing rates from changing until it investigates and/or holds hearings on the request. The Company must prove that the requested rates are just and reasonable. After examining the evidence, the PUC may grant all, some, or none of the request or may reduce existing rates. The PUC is expected to decide whether to approve the request within the next 9 months. This time period could be shorter if the parties reach a settlement, which the PUC encourages.

Please reference the links listed below on this page to view the official documents filed with the PUC by Philadelphia Gas Works on February 27, 2017. 

Please note that the linked files below are very large and may take a few minutes to download.

Base Rate Case Filing - February 27, 2017

Volume I – Filing Requirements:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Volume II – Testimony & Exhibits

Volume III – Class Cost of Service Study

Volume IV – Proposed Tariff

 

Gas Cost Recovery Rate Filing

The Gas Cost Recovery rate can change monthly and is the largest portion of a typical heating bill. The GCR factor is evaluated quarterly to reflect the cost we expect to pay our suppliers. Once actual gas supply costs are booked, any cost adjustments over or under are factored into the GCR factor - resulting in no profit to PGW. By law, the GCR factor is passed on to customers without any profit or markup. Customers pay what we pay for natural gas. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reviews and approves the price we charge for gas.

2017 - 2018

February 1, 2017 Pre-filing

Volume 1:
Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2
Tab 2
Tab 3

Volume 2:
Tab 4-9
Tab 10-15
Tab 16-20
Tab 21-37

March 1, 2017 Annual Filing

Tabs 1-6

2016 - 2017

February 1, 2016 Pre-filing

Volume 1:
Tabs 1-3

Volume 2:
Tabs 4-37
 
March 1, 2016 Annual Filing

Tabs 1-6


2015 - 2016

February 1, 2015 Pre-filing

Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2 
Tab 2
Tab 3
Tabs 4-9 
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2015 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-7

2014 - 2015

February 1, 2014 Pre-filing

Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2 
Tab 2
Tab 3
Tabs 4-9 
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2014 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-6 


2013 - 2014

February 1, 2013 Pre-filing

Volume 1:
Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2 
Tab 2
Tab 3
Volume 2:
Tabs 4-9 
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2013 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-7 

2012 - 2013

February 1, 2012 Pre-filing
Volume 1:

Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2
Tab 2
Tab 3

Volume 2:
Tabs 4-9
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2012 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-6


2011 - 2012

February 1, 2011 Pre-filing
Volume 1:

Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2
Tab 2
Tab 3 Part 1
Tab 3 Part 2

Volume 2:
Tabs 4-9
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2011 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-7

2010 - 2011

February 1, 2010 Pre-filing
Volume 1:

Tab 1 Part 1
Tab 1 Part 2
Tab 2
Tab 3

Volume 2:
Tabs 4-9
Tabs 10-15
Tabs 16-20
Tabs 21-37

March 1, 2010 Annual Filing
Tabs 1-3
Tabs 4-6 

Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

Learn more Leaks, Odors, Safety Tips

Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.