PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS ANNOUNCES NATURAL GAS COST DECREASE THIS QUARTER

(Philadelphia, Pa. – December 1, 2014) – Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) today announced that this quarter’s gas cost rate will decrease for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. The rate will be adjusted for the next three months from its current $1.40 per hundred cubic feet (Ccf) to $1.37 per Ccf for residential customers. PGW will review the rate at the end of the quarter to determine whether it should change. The gas cost rate reflects what PGW pays for the gas.

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