COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has taken another step toward the deregulation of natural gas.
The commission said Wednesday that two companies -- Columbia Gas of Ohio and Dominion East Ohio Gas -- can eliminate regulated pricing for businesses, with certain conditions.
The decision does not impact household customers.
Supporters of deregulation say the actions will lead to greater competition and lower prices. But opponents dispute it, saying that a few dominant suppliers no longer will have to compete with the regulated price.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com