Rate Hike

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The New York State Public Service Commission has approved National Grid rate hikes.

National Grid

National Grid has been given tentative approval for an over 10 percent rate hike that will likely take effect in the spring.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Not surprisingly, some businesses are supporting National Grid's request to raise electric delivery rates while citizens and citizen groups are opposed. That became apparent at Tuesday afternoon's Public Service Commission hearing at Buffalo's Central Library.

National Fuel Gas

Western New Yorkers may end up paying more to heat and cook with natural gas. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports National Fuel Gas has filed a rate increase request with state regulators.

National Fuel

Residential customers of National Fuel can expect to see their gas bills rise by an average $5.75 per month, or nearly 7.9%.

The Erie County Water Authority is raising water rates, increasing the quarterly infrastructure charge and planning to borrow money to pay for a much-expanded capital spending plan.

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A significant toll hike on the New York State Thruway is appearing to be a near certainty.

A 45 percent rate hike has been proposed for vehicles that possess three or more axles. Thruway officials claim that the rate hike is necessary to maintain the fiscal health of the agency. A portion of the news funds are expected to pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge near New York City and to maintain the Erie Canal.

Opponents argue that the hike will translate into higher prices for consumer goods.