AG Has More Questions for Entergy on Rate Increase

MARCH 31, 2006 - Posted at 7:36 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - One day after Entergy announced electricity bills will drop in Mississippi, the Arkansas Attorney General's office said it is looking into whether its state's rate increase is reasonable.  Entergy Mississippi announced that rates should be down for April, May and June because of the drop in natural gas prices.  Two weeks ago, Entergy Arkansas filed papers with the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a rate increase of nearly ten percent.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Beebe, says the office is reviewing whether Entergy Arkansas' increase was reasonable.  DeCample said some consumers have asked the same question.

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