Recent rate changes for Spire Missouri customers
Purchased gas adjustment (PGA) update
Beginning Jan. 19, 2023, the purchased gas adjustment (PGA) noted on your Missouri customer bill will change.
- For eastern Missouri customers, the increase will be about 4.83% per month*
- For western Missouri customers, the increase will be about 9.38% per month*
*Such bill impacts may be less or more depending on a customer’s actual usage, which is primarily affected by weather.
What is a Purchased gas adjustment or PGA?
A PGA, or purchased gas adjustment, is the actual cost for natural gas. This cost, or PGA, is what Spire pays for natural gas – with no markup to our customers. The cost of gas, or PGA, may be adjusted one or more times throughout the year, and is generally adjusted in November to reflect changes in natural gas cost.
Why has the PGA changed?
Changes in natural gas prices can mean a lower or higher PGA on your bill compared to your previous statement. The PGA reflects the cost Spire pays to purchase natural gas, which is then passed along to you with no markup. Many factors are influencing the price increases of items and service we use – including natural gas. You can learn more about what’s driving the cost of natural gas.
Missouri rate review update
Beginning Dec. 26, 2022, natural gas utility rates for Missouri customers will change, based on our rate review with the Missouri Public Service Commission
In Apr. 2022, we filed a new rate review with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). After a 7-month process, the PSC issued a final order on Nov. 30, 2022, which establishes new rates for Spire customer bills.
New PSC-approved rate changes for natural gas use go into effect Dec. 26, 2022. Assuming the same level of natural gas usage, the increase will be about $3.06 (or 3.41%) per month for eastern Missouri customers. For western Missouri customers, the increase will be about $4.76 (or 4.91%) per month.
You can find your natural gas billing rate here.
If you or someone you know is struggling to pay your natural gas bill, we’re here to help.
Last year, Spire helped connect customers with more than $27 million in federal, state and Spire energy assistance funding.
We want to do everything we can to ensure our customers’ bills stay affordable. Every customer has unique energy needs, and for customers who are struggling to pay their natural gas bills, our dedicated team of customer service specialists can help identify energy assistance options that may be available. Learn more >
You can also set up payment arrangements online at My Account.
Ways to control your energy usage
Being aware of your energy use is an important step in managing your energy costs. You can check out these tips for saving energy and money during colder weather.
View your current rates for natural gas service
Learn more about what goes into your monthly natural gas bill
Apply for energy assistance and programs to help with your Spire bill
Explore tips on staying warm without breaking the bank