PSC sets intervention deadline in Laclede Gas Co.’s request to adjust surcharge

The Laclede Gas Co. has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge, or ISRS, on the bills of its natural-gas customers.

The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in June 2004.

Laclede is seeking to adjust the current ISRS to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural-gas company from Dec. 1 through March 31. These costs for natural-gas pipeline replacements and relocations currently are not included in Laclede’s rates.

Residential customers currently pay a surcharge of 68 cents a month. Laclede’s proposal would change the surcharge to 99 cents a month.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than May 24 with the Secretary of the Missouri Pub-lic Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jef-ferson City, Mo. 65102. Copies of the ap-plication should be sent to: Rick E. Zucker, Esq., Laclede Gas Co., 720 Olive St., Room 1520, St. Louis, Mo. 63101; and the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-2230.

The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the commission.

Citizens wishing to comment should contact:

• The Office of the Public Counsel at Gov-ernor Office Building, 200 Madison St., Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959 or e-mail

• Staff of the Public Service Commission staff at P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102, telephone (800) 392-4211 or e-mail