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Alabama Gas Customers: Tell the PSC Your Rates Are Too High

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Mobile Gas customers could be paying too much for their gas service. Now they have the opportunity to ask the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) to do something about it at a public hearing on March 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government St.

The PSC is holding this hearing, and others like it across the state, because of pressure from the media and groups like AARP Alabama. Alabama’s public utilities are allowed rates on equity between 13.5 and 14 percent, when the national average is around 10 percent. The PSC is elected to protect the citizens of Alabama and regulate the utilities. The public hearing gives Mobile Gas customers the opportunity to ask PSC members why they are protecting the utility company’s profits and not the utility customers.

Because parking is at a premium at the library, AARP is inviting members to dine with us (a very simple meal) at Via! or the Montgomery Regional Senior Community Center and then we'll ride busses to the library. We’ll gather at 4 p.m. and board buses by 4:30 p.m. at MRSCC and 4:45 p.m. at Via! AARP will have tee shirts available, so participants should dress casually.

Registration is required because seating is limited. If you register and later decide you can’t come, please cancel your registration to open the slot for another person .

Call 1-877-926-8300 to register by phone for one of the following locations.

Or, register online:

Via!, 1717 Dauphin St., Mobile

https://volunteers.aarp.org/ones/emart/event/promotion?eventId=OTM0ODU=®istrant={ENCODEDREGISTRANT}

Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Rd, Mobile

https://volunteers.aarp.org/ones/emart/event/promotion?eventId=OTM1NTM=®istrant={ENCODEDREGISTRANT}

We strongly urge you to participate in these meetings. The PSC needs to hear from real people who have to choose between groceries and utility bills. Please join us! 

If you can’t attend a hearing, call Commissioners Cavanaugh and Oden at (334) 242-5297 to tell them how average Alabamians are struggling to pay higher rates than other states. Or, share your story with us on Facebook. AARP Alabama wants to hear from you!

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