Gas-Planning Petition and Updated Spending Report


Updated gas spending report and petition on long-term gas planning

OPC released an updated gas utility spending report that provides critical information on current and future business-as-usual spending to maintain and expand the gas delivery system—the pipes, concrete, computers, and other infrastructure that make up the local distribution system. The updated report provides important information about future gas bills in the absence of reversals in current practices. The new data show significantly increased spending plans based on utility proposals pending before the Public Service Commission. The data relied on is publicly available information from utility reports and regulatory filings. While actual utility rates depend on many decisions yet to be made, the report provides numerous data and general projections that reflect business continuing as usual, without significant deviations in State policy, customer behavior, or utility practices.



To read OPC's updated November 2023 gas spending report, click here

To read OPC's full petition, click here.

To read OPC's press release about the gas petition, click here.

To read David S. Lapp's op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, click here.

To read The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board's commentary, click here.

To read a Baltimore Sun article delving into the issue, click here.

To read OPC's November 2022 report Climate Policy for Maryland's Gas Utilities: Financial Implications, click here.

To read OPC's October 2022 report Maryland Gas Utility Spending: Projections and Analysis, click here.