The rising cost of wholesale gas will be passed along to roughly 80,000 local customers.
The typical monthly bill will be $41.88 compared to the current $34.64 average.
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The increase is the first purchased-gas cost adjustment for the utility since 2012, the city agency said. The gas utility serves about 80,000 customers in Richmond and Henrico County and parts of Chesterfield and Hanover counties.
By law, the price paid for natural gas is passed on dollar for dollar to customers without markup or profit. Entering the fall heating season, the department will review and adjust gas costs on a quarterly basis to reflect the price the agency pays for natural gas.
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