CUB files petition with ICC

February 23, 2010 3:27:15 PM PST
A consumer advocacy group is asking the Illinois Commerce Commission to reconsider a decision that allows rate increases for some natural gas customers.

The Citizens Utility Board has filed a petition with the ICC to stop Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas from implementing almost $84 million in rate increases.

It also wants to block people's gas from charging customers to recover costs associated with future gas main replacements.

The ICC granted the rate increase for both utilities back in January.