The electric company is seeking permission to charge us more for the natural gas they use, supposedly because of rising prices.
In 2015 they decreased our bills because of falling natural gas prices.
Take a look at this historical chart of natural gas prices:
It shows prices falling at the end of 2014. Their rate was lowered in April 2015.
Note that natural gas prices fell for another year into 2016.
Rates were not lowered further.
Now prices have risen to a little more than they were back in April of 2015 but not to where they were in 2014 but the utility still wants to get their rate money back. Prices would have to raise a bunch more before they are at the level before the April 2015 decrease.
We deserve better