Washington, Idaho Avista rates to go down - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington, Idaho Avista rates to go down

SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista Utilities customers in Washington and Idaho should see lower energy bills because of a decline in natural-gas prices.

Washington residential and small-business customers will see natural gas rates cut by 25 percent starting this Sunday. Avista customers in Idaho will see their rates cut 23 percent. Regulators in both states approved the cuts this week.

In Washington, the average customer using 70 therms of natural gas a month will save $20, for a bill of about $59 a month. In Idaho, a typical customer can expect a decrease by $17, for a monthly bill of $57.

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