WPR News
7:28 pm
Fri May 20, 2005

Consumer Group Will Get To Review Budget Info

Cheyenne, Wy – After years of haggling, the Office of Consumer Advocate says that Kinder Morgan will allow them to review the company's rates and earnings in Wyoming. Deputy Administrator Denise Parish says it's been difficult to determine whether the company could justify some of its natural gas rate increases. She says it is there suspicion, that the company has been over charging and making too much money from its gas customers. But Parish adds that "they won't know for sure until they see the data". Which is why she says it is so important to them.
Parish says it was unusual for the Office of Consumer advocate to not be allowed access to the financial data. The detailed study of Kinder Morgan's costs, investments and revenues is due no later then March first of next year.