TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved a settlement that will require customers of Kansas Gas Service to pay an estimated $5 to $7 a month for five to 10 years because of a deep freeze last February.
The added costs is the customers’ share of $366 million in extra natural gas costs that spiked in February 2021. It will be several months before customers see the added costs on their bills.
The costs come as Kansas Gas Service plans to issue bonds to spread the costs of last year’s freeze to its 640,000 customers. The exact cost per customer will depend on terms that the utility gets for the bonds.