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Avista to lower natural gas rates

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista natural gas customers in Washington and Idaho could get a break on rates just in time for cold weather.

As a result of lower wholesale prices, the Spokane utility asked state regulators Monday to approve a 20 percent cut in Washington and a 17 percent cut in Idaho by Nov 1.

If the new rates are approved, The Spokesman-Review reports the average Washington household would save about $16 per month, for an average monthly gas bill of $63. Average Idaho households would save about $13, for a monthly gas bill of $62.

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