Where the Office of Public Counsel challenged an order of the Public Service Commission granting a gas utility’s request for increases to the infrastructure system replacement surcharges for its service territories, the order is reversed to the extent that it allowed cost recovery through adjustments to the rate schedules for the replacement of plastic components that were not in a deteriorated condition since such plastic mains and service lines did not qualify as a gas utility plant project, so the costs were not recoverable.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
In the Matter of the Application of Laclede Gas Company v. Office of Public Counsel (MLW No. 71205/Case No. WD80544 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ardini Jr., J.) Appealed from the Public Service Commission (Rick E. Zucker and Shelley E. Brueggemann for respondents) (Hampton Williams for appellant).