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Gas Hike Investigations

January 23, 2001
By: Erin Guyer
State Capital Bureau

Soaring natural gas prices are leading state Attorney General Jay Nixon to review the latest price hike by the Public Service Commission. Erin Guyer has the story from the State Capitol.

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After the Public Service Commission approved a 44-percent price hike on natural gas in Western Missouri, Governor Bob Holden asked Nixon to take a closer look at what inspired the hike. Holden says Nixon is reviewing the price increase.

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Contents: Holden says Nixon is taking a closer look at the wholesale prices for natural gas, as well as trying to assess Missouri's overall energy position.

While Nixon begins his assessment of the price hike, Western Missouri lawmakers are asking for the removal of the utility commissioners who approved the unexpected price increase.

From Jefferson City, I'm Erin Guyer...KMOX News.