CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Piedmont Natural Gas wants to reduce rates for its customers in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Charlotte Observer reported the request would reduce the typical customer's bill about $9 next month.
The Charlotte company says wholesale prices for natural gas are dropping.
The rate changes would take effect Feb. 1 and reduce residential rates by about 8 percent.
Piedmont serves about 1 million customers in the Carolinas and Tennessee.