June 3, 2010

Public Hearings Set For Atmos Gas Rate Increase

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings beginning on June 29, 2010, in a natural gas rate case filed by Atmos Energy Corporation (Atmos).

Hearings are set for June 29 in Palmyra at the Palmyra State Bank, 400 South Main Street at 11:30 a.m.;

June 29 in Hannibal at the Hannibal High School Cafeteria, 4500 McMasters Avenue at 5:30 p.m.;

and June 30 in Kirksville at the Truman State University, Alumni Room, 100 East Normal starting at 5:30 p.m.

The hearings will feature public information and a question and answer session with PSC staff with the local public hearing and the taking of sworn testimony to follow.

These local public hearings will be held in facilities that meet the accessibility standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in the hearings should call the Public Service Commissionís hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearings.

If you are unable to attend a local public hearing and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 573-751-4857 or toll-free 866-922-2959, email opcservice@ded.mo.gov or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone toll-free 1-800-392-4211, email pscinfo@psc.mo.gov.

Comments may also be registered using the Commissionís electronic filing system at http://www.mailermailer.com/rd?https://www.efis.psc.mo.gov/mpsc/Comments.html . If submitting comments electronically, please reference the case number (GR-2010-0192). Comments are viewable by the public. Do not include any information in a public comment that you do not wish to be made public.

On December 28, 2009, Atmos filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual natural gas operating revenues by approximately $6.4 million.

The effect of the companyís rate proposal on the non-gas portion of a residential customerís monthly bill appears below.

NEMO District ó Current: $20.61; Proposed: $33.23 SEMO District ó Current: $13.92; Proposed: $21.27 WEMO District ó Current: $19.43; Proposed: $29.99.

Atmos serves approximately 56,590 natural gas customers in Missouri.

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