A coalition of Pennsylvania business groups is pushing back against legislation that would raise energy taxes. A bill approved last month by the Republican-controlled state Senate imposes a new severance tax on natural gas production, and a new gross receipts tax on natural gas consumers.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The company is proposing a rate hike of 21.8 percent for electricity delivery and 24.8 percent for gas delivery. That would result in about a 14 percent increase, or $11 more per month, on the bill of a typical electricity customer using 600 kilowatt hours. For natural gas customers, it would be about a 15 percent increase -- or $10 more per month -- on the bill of a typical customer using 77 therms.