Atmos Energy May Increase Rates

Atmos Energy wants to increase rates. Under the proposed increase bills would go up about five percent for residential customers. Businesses would see a decrease of about 1.35 percent. With the changes, it would work out to an increase of $4.5 million for Atmos Energy for fifty cities that it serves. The Fredericksburg Standard reports the proposed increase is suspended for 90 days to allow the Fredericksburg city attorney to evaluate the rate request.