Cascade Natural Gas rates will increase nearly

11 percent starting Nov. 1,

according to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Natural gas customers of four utilities across the state are facing rate increases of 4 to 15 percent at the start of the next month, the commission said.

It blames last winter’s colder temperatures and the October 2018 break of the Enbridge natural gas main pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia.

The main line that serves the Northwest was fixed within three weeks, but capacity delays continued through the winter.

The increase for Cascade, based in Kennewick, also was affected by several other factors.

— Tri-City Herald