NorthWestern Energy files to increase propane costs in Townsend | Local

NorthWestern Energy filed with the Montana Public Service Commission to adjust propane supply rates for its 594 Townsend customers, the utility said Tuesday.

The increased rate from 86 cents per therm (79 cents per gallon) to $ 1.15 per therm ($ 1.06 per gallon) begins temporarily on June 1.

The total cost adjustments increase the total bill by $ 15.28 per month for a typical home customer with 55 Thermos. The actual increase depends on the usage by each customer.

The costs for the propane supply are adjusted annually on the basis of the contractually agreed market delivery price, together with an over- or under-reporting of the previous year’s contract, announced NorthWestern Energy in a press release. The rate is flat for the whole year.

NorthWestern does not have a propane facility in any other Montana community.

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NorthWestern supplies electricity and / or natural gas to nearly 743,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

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