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    March 29, 2019
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a NOTICE OF PROPOSED GAS COST RATE CHANGES To Our Customers: Peoples Gas Comparny LLC("Peoples Gas) is fling a reguest with the Peanania Public Uility Commision(PUC) to decrease your natural gus natts as of Otober I,2019. This wotice describes the cst, the PUC' role, and what actions you cm Peoples Gas has requested an overall combined gas cost rate decrease of S6 million per year. The toal bill for a Peoples Gas residencial aussomer using 84 Mcf per year would decrease om $97.13 t0 $90.36 per month or by 7.0%. The total bill for a Peoples Gas small commercial or industrial customer using 219 Mf per year would decrease from S206.47 to $189.10 per month or by 8.4%. The tocal bill for a Peoples Gas medium/large commercial or industrial customer using 2607 Mcf per year would decrease from $2.174.40 to $1,968.48 per month or by 9.5%. To find out your cusomer dass or bow the requested decrease may affecet your natural gas bll,contac Peoples Gas at 1-800-764-0111.Theate rquested by the company may be found in Tariff No.8. You may cxamine the matcrial fikd with the PUC which axplains the requested decrease and the reasons for it. A copy of this matcrialis kept ar Peoples Gas office and is available on the Company's website at The state agency which approves rates for public utilities is the PUC The PUC will examine the roqucsted rate decreasc and can peevent existing rates from changing uncil it investigates andlor holds hearings on the request. The coempany must prove that the requested rates are reasonable. After examining the evidence, the PUC may grant all, some or none of the roquest or may reduce existing cates. The PUC may change the amount of the rate ncrease or decrease requested by the wriliry for each division and astomer dass. As a rosult, the rate charged to ou y be different than the rate requested by the company and shown above There are three ways to challenge a company's request to change its rates: 1. You can file a formal complaint. If you want a hearing before a judgs, you must file a formal complaint. By filing formal complaint, you assure yourself the opporuniny to take part in hearings about the rate change roquest.All complaines should be iled with the PUC as soon as possible. If no formal complaints are filed, the Commission may grant all, some or none of the roquest without holding a hearing before a judg. 2. You can send a keter to the PUC telling why you object to the reguested rate change. Sometimes there is information in these letters that makes the PUC aware of peoblems with the company's service or management. This information can be helpful when the PU'C investigates the rate roquest. Send your letter or request for a formal complaint form to the Pennsyvania Public Udlity Commission, Post Office Box 3265, Harisburg, PA 17105-3265 3. You can be a wes at a public input hearing, Public inpur hearing are held if the Commiion opens an investigation of the companys rate change roquost and if there is a large number of customers interested in the ase. At those hearings you hawe the oppormuniry to present your vicws in person to the PUC jadge hearing the case and the company representatives. All testimony given "under oath becomes part of th official ate case recond. These hearings are held in the service area of the company. PEOPLES