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I mentioned earlier in the week that Art Hall is confused because he thinks the RRC is responsible for railroad safety.
Now we learn from PoliTex that another RRC candidate is confused.
Mark Thompson, tells PoliTex that the Texas Railroad Commission has no control over home heating rates charged inside cities. “When you think about it, they don’t control rates in the cities,” said Thompson, 48, a resident of Hamilton.
Although cities have so-called “original jurisdiction” over cost-of-service gas rates charged within their boundaries, utilities like Atmos can appeal city decisions to the Texas Railroad Commission. The Railroad Commission conducts hearings, considers evidence and then makes rulings.
“If a city and a utility cannot come to an agreement over the rate, then the utility may choose to appeal to the RRC,” said commission spokeswoman Ramona Nye.
Railroad Commission rulings can get appealed to the courts. Nonetheless, the agency’s control over cost-of-service gas rates — both inside city boundaries, and outside them — must be considered one of its major areas of authority.
Ah hum…Texas Railroad Commission Rules on Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex Division Rate Case
The RRC does love them some Atmos Energy. To see how much they love Atmos and why, follow the links.
Dale Henry, native 5th generation Texan, veteran, and petroleum engineer with 50 years experience in the oil and gas industry knows what the RRC does and how to provide the protection we need.
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