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NEWS RELEASE


07/02/2004 Contact: 850-413-6482

CUSTOMER MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS PETITION FOR RATE INCREASE BY FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMPANY


TALLAHASSEE — The staff of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission) will conduct two customer meetings on Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8, 2004 to accept comments from consumers about a proposed rate increase submitted by Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC or utility).  In addition, these meetings will provide the utility’s customers with an opportunity to comment about service quality issues relevant to FPUC.

FPUC provides natural gas service to more than 48,000 customers in Volusia, Seminole, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

The PSC is scheduled to vote on FPUC’s proposed interim revenue increase of $1,490,980 on July 6, 2004.  In addition, FPUC is requesting a permanent revenue increase of $8,186,989 on an annual basis.

While the proposed increase to residential customers will vary based on therm usage, a residential customer using an average of 20 therms per month would pay an additional $3.83 per month under the proposed rates.  A residential customer in the New Smyrna Beach District who uses 20 therms per month would only pay an additional $0.20 per month.

All customers of FPUC are invited to attend the meetings, which will be held at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
6:00 p.m.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Southeast District Office
400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, Florida

Thursday, July 8, 2004
6:00 p.m.
City of Deltona
City Commission Chambers, City Hall
2345 Providence Boulevard
Deltona, Florida

PSC staff is currently scheduled to file its rate recommendation to the Commission on October 7, 2004, and the Commission’s consideration and vote on this matter is currently scheduled for October 19, 2004.

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