Washington Gas Light has announced that new rates will go into effect from November 27, 2007 for customers in Maryland, as authorized by the Public Service Commission of Maryland.

The adjusted rates approved in an order of the commission permit Washington Gas Light to collect an additional $20.55 million annually and reflect the increased costs of providing safe and reliable natural gas service in Maryland.

The average Maryland heating customer will see an increase to their bill of approximately $4.12 per month, or $49.49 per year.

James DeGraffenreidt Jr, chairman and CEO of Washington Gas Light, said: The Maryland Commission’s decisions are positive regulatory results and affirm the actions we have taken to maintain the safety and integrity of our distribution system and the service that we provide to our Maryland customers.