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Is gas rate increase reasonable?

Kansas Gas Service's latest plan to raise rates $32.7 million is raising the ire of many ratepayers. Residential customers are irked at the idea of paying about 9.1 percent more as large commercial users pay an average of 8.2 percent less and some unnamed users pay 20 percent less. Small businesses would pay 2.5 percent more. KGS is also seeking a 10.75 percent rate of return for its investors, which strikes many people as excessive in this down economy.

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