Energy Rate Increase

March, 29 2003
Posted at: 10:52 p.m. CDT

Centerpoint Energy Arkla customers will notice an increase in their gas bills beginning next week. This is because the company's summer rate's go into effect on Tuesday April first. The new rates include a 22 percent gas supply rate increase which equals about three-dollars per month for the average residential customer. Company representatives say the rate hike is needed to cover the rising costs of natural gas.