NIPSCO Gas Rates

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) provides natural gas service in 32 counties.

To compare average natural gas bills, see the IURC's monthly residential surveys.

Base Rates

NIPSCO's natural gas utility is seeking a base rate increase in IURC Cause No. 44988.

The OUCC's attorneys and technical staff are reviewing NIPSCO's request and are scheduled to file testimony on January 24, 2018.

Consumers may comment for the case record by:

  • Sending written comments to the OUCC by January 17, 2018, or
     
  • Speaking at an IURC public field hearing. The first such hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne. Per the IURC's recent docket entry, additional field hearings will be held in South Bend and Lake County on dates to be determined.

The OUCC's website includes an overview of the rate case process and a guide to speaking out on pending cases.

NIPSCO filed the following documents on September 27, 2017:

All publicly filed documents in the case, including the utility's work papers and additional exhibits, are available by visiting IURC website and entering cause number 44988.

This page will be updated based on case developments.

 

The IURC approved NIPSCO's current base gas rates in 2010. For a summary, please click here.

OUCC news releases announcing public hearings and inviting consumer comments in the last rate case were issued in June and July of 2010.

Seven-Year Infrastructure Replacement Plan

Under a 2013 Indiana law, NIPSCO received IURC approval of a 7-year plan for infrastructure improvements, along with incremental rate increases as the projects proceed. Project costs in the plan total about $713 million. Please click here for more information. 

Quarterly Gas Cost Adjustments

Natural gas utilities may adjust rates every three months to recover changes in wholesale costs. The adjustments require OUCC review and IURC approval. To review NIPSCO's gas cost adjustment filings, visit the IURC website and enter cause number 43629.

Additional OUCC Resources

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