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 $0.82047 per Ccf on October 18, an increase from the previous year’s GCR of $0.41748 per Ccf. The new rate will take effect Nov. 1. 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 Release for more information.