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PG&E looking to increase their rates for Kern County residents

Posted: 6:17 PM, Jun 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 01:17:51Z

Residents in Bakersfield could soon see their gas bill spike if a proposal from PG&E is approved. 

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering a proposal from PG&E after the company requested money to fund a new project for their natural gas and transmission and storage system. 

The project will cost over 1 billion dollars and PG&E is hoping to fund this by taking money out of customer pockets by increasing gas bills. 

If the proposal is passed, Bakersfield residents will see an increase of about $1.11 or 2% by January 2019.