Dallas Agrees to Smaller Rate Hike Than Atmos Wanted, Setting Up ‘likely' Showdown

Atmos Energy had wanted the Dallas City Council to approve a $10.7 million rate hike. But in the end, the council agreed to give the city's gas provider less than half of what it wanted, setting up a likely legal battle between Atmos and Dallas City Hall in Austin.By a 9-6 vote, the council approved a $5-million hike, the result of a compromise reached at a council committee last week. Assistant city attorney Don Knight told the council Atmos sent the city a letter saying it would "likely appeal" the vote to the Railroad Commission of Texas.  Continue reading...

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