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Some speculate OG&E buy could raise rates

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 13:25:20-04

TULSA – Utility bills could go up for OG&E customers in the near future, says an expert.

The State Corporation Commission approved a purchase of coal scrubbers for the company’s plant near Red Rock recently. The costly buy could raise monthly utility bills by 15 to 20 percent for customers, according to one lawmaker.

Overall the coal scrubbers will cost about $500 million.

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