Standard Choice rates lower than last year

WARREN — December rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 3.4 percent lower than a year ago.

Abundant shale energy resources in Ohio and neighboring states contributed to the decrease, company leaders said.

Effective Wednesday, the SCO / SSO rates will be $3.074 per thousand cubic feet (mcf).

The revised rates are10.8 cents lower than the December 2016 SCO/SSO rates of $3.182 per mcf. This month’s rates are 32.2 cents, or 11.7 percent, higher than the November rates of $2.752 per mcf.