(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish a uniform purchased gas adjustment clause to be included in the schedules of gas and natural gas companies subject to the jurisdiction of the commission. The provisions of this chapter establish a gas cost recovery process, which is designed to separate the cost of gas from all other costs incurred by gas or natural gas companies, to provide for each company's recovery of the cost of its includable gas supplies from its customers by means of the quarterly update (or other periodic update as approved by the commission) of the gas cost recovery rate and other provisions of this chapter and to balance the interest of retail sales customers with those of transportation customers. The provisions of this chapter also establish investigative procedures and proceedings, including periodic reports, audits, and hearings, to examine the arithmetic and accounting accuracy of the gas costs reflected in each company's gas cost recovery rate, and to review each company's gas production and purchasing policies to the extent that those policies affect the gas cost recovery rate.
(B) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.
(C) The rules of this chapter supersede any inconsistent provisions, terms, and conditions of the gas or natural gas company's tariffs.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2014 and 01/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.04 , 4905.05 , 4905.06
Rule Amplifies: 4905.302 , 4905.303
Prior Effective Dates: 10/21/78, 1/1/80, 8/29/04, 4/4/09