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Your home gas prices could be going up

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On Thursday, Chattanooga Gas filed a rate increase request with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission. 

The company says it's the first such request it's made in eight years.

The company says that a $7 million increase in base rates is necessary for system improvements to accommodate new growth, avoid interruptions in service, install critical safety infrastructure and recruit and cross-train the next generation of skilled workers.

If the rate request is approved, beginning September 1, the average residential monthly bill would increase by approximately $6.47, or what the company says is a 13% increase on a total bill.

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