Columbia Gas To Increase Winter Rates By Jim Letizia • Aug 8, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Columbia Gas will raise its winter budget rate to around 80-dollars a month, an increase of nearly 20 percent over last winter's rate. The utility says natural gas prices are expected to be higher this winter after last year's harsh weather. Tags: Columbia GasTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Natural Gas Bills To Increase By Jim Letizia • Mar 6, 2014 Columbia Gas says Ohio customers in its budget payment plan will see their bills increase by an average of 20-dollars a month. Columbia Gas Asks Customers To Conserve During Cold Snap By Alison Holm • Jan 27, 2014 As the temperatures are expected to plummet in the next few days, Columbia Gas is asking customers to voluntarily conserve natural gas. Natural Gas Bills Going Up By Jim Letizia • Jan 21, 2014 Columbia Gas says customer bills in Central Ohio will increase by an average of six dollars this month because of a spike in energy usage during the cold snap earlier this month.