The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved a gas cost rate increase for Valley Energy’s natural gas customers in Pennsylvania. The PUC approved the new gas cost rate (GCR) of $0.94342 per Ccf on March 15, an increase from the previous year’s GCR of $0.820407 per Ccf. The new rate will take effect March 16. The gas cost rate, one of the three main components on a customer’s natural gas bill, is a direct pass-through charge without any markup that is adjusted annually for the utility’s Pennsylvania customers. Please see Valley Energy’s GCR Fact Sheet for more information.