Cascade Natural Gas files request with WUTC to increase prices

KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON – April 1, 2019 – Cascade Natural Gas on Friday filed a natural gas price

increase request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. The proposed increase is for

$12.7 million annually over current prices, or a 5.5 percent overall increase.

“Making a request to increase prices is something we do not take lightly. We do our best to balance the cost to

customers with the amount of investment necessary to ensure safe and reliable service,” said Nicole Kivisto,

president and CEO of Cascade Natural Gas.

The main reason for the request is to recover the investments made in infrastructure upgrades, which accounts

for about 70 percent of the total request, as well as increased operation and maintenance costs.

If approved, the monthly bill for a residential customer would increase by an average of $2.83 a month, or about

$34 annually. The request is for costs related to providing service to customers and does not include the cost of

natural gas.

Cascade Natural Gas encourages customers to use energy wisely. Conservation tips, information on energy

assistance and information on the company’s budget payment plan can be found on Cascade’s website:

www.cngc.com.

Cascade Natural Gas is a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 287,500 residential,

commercial, industrial and transportation customers in 96 communities in Washington and Oregon. Cascade is

a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index and the S&P High-Yield

Dividend Aristocrats index and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services

through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information

about MDU Resources, see the company’s website at www.mdu.com. For more information about Cascade,

visit www.cngc.com.

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Media Contact: Mark Hanson at 701-530-1093 or mark.hanson@mduresources.com

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