A natural gas distributor is seeking $275 million from its customers to replace aging plastic pipelines. AGL Resources says the program is necessary to replace plastic pipelines installed from about 1965 to 1983. Utility officials say surveys show those pipes are leaking, though not at rates that immediately threaten the public.
The Public Service Commission got an earful of utility customer anger. The PSC was in Savannah to hear public comments on a proposal that would allow Georgia Power to hike its rates by more than $10 a month for the average customer. Dozens of speakers rose to excoriate the utility during the two hour hearing.