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Black Hills rate hikes on pause pending review

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CASPER, Wyo. — Black Hills Energy’s proposal to raise monthly natural gas rates has been put on pause.

The Wyoming Public Service Commission sent out an email on Monday, June 24, saying that a suspension order had been issued for Black Hills’ request.

The suspension order puts the rate hikes on hold for up to six months to allow the Commission to investigate the proposal and reach a final decision.

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As the suspension order became effective June 4, the six month suspension officially begins July 4. 30 days of notice are given before the suspension term begins, according to the Commission’s documents.

“Nothing herein shall prevent the Commission from holding public hearings and taking final action in this case at any time during the suspension period if so ordered by the Commission,” the suspension notice reads.

The Commission sent the email about the suspension order on Monday afternoon, after an earlier email detailing Black Hills’ proposal.

That proposal would hike rates as much as $42 per month for some Wyoming customers.