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Company: Bay State Gas Company dba Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Current Parent CompanyEverSource Energy
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Penalty: $8,900,000
Year: 2013
Date: September 4, 2013
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Columbia Gas agreed to refund $8.9 million to customers in settlement of allegations a buyout payment it received in 2006 should have been immediately returned to ratepayers, since it had already been granted a rate increase on the assumption that it was paying higher annual payments on a gas transportation contract.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Massachusetts
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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