Kokomo Gas & Fuel customers automatically became customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. effective Friday.
The state earlier this year approved a merger of the two natural gas providers, which are part of the same parent company, NiSource.
“We are excited to welcome these customers to NIPSCO and we look forward to the opportunity to serve them,” NIPSCO CEO Jimmy Staton said in a press statement issued Friday. “Not only will they continue to receive some of the lowest bills in the state, but they’ll also benefit from receiving the same energy-saving programs, low-income assistance and alternative gas supply options currently available to NIPSCO’s natural gas customers.”
NIPSCO says the former Kokomo Gas customers should expect an average decrease of $1.50 on their monthly bills.
Customers should have received packets in the mail with information about the changes, NIPSCO says.
• Kokomo Tribune business reporter Daniel Human compiled this report.