Mountaineer Gas holds hearings on rate hike

Mountaineer Gas customers will have the chance to voice their opinions on a proposed rate hike. The Charleston-based company is seeking a rate increase that would send a typical bill up by about $3.40 each month. Large customers would be exempt from the rate increase. The state public service commission will hold the public hearings in Charleston today, in Huntington July 5th, and July 12th in Beckley.