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UNITED CITIES GRANTED RATE INCREASE IN TENNESSEE

 UNITED CITIES GRANTED RATE INCREASE IN TENNESSEE
 BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 21, /PRNewswire/ -- United Cities Gas Co.,


(NASDAQ: UCIT), a multi-state distributor of natural and propane gas, announced today that the Tennessee Public Service Commission has granted the company a rate increase of $1.7 million in annual revenues.
 New rates go into effect Oct. 1, representing an overall increase of 1.9 percent for approximately 73,000 customers located in Tennessee (A). The rate increase is the result of an application filed before the Commission in March.
 Gene C. Koonce, United Cities' president and chief executive officer, said a rate increase was needed to allow United Cities to obtain a fair rate of return on the more than $28 million invested in new facilities since the last rate increase in 1989.
 United Cities Gas Company distributes propane and natural gas to approximately 295,000 customers in nine states. The company is also engaged in other energy-related businesses.
 (A) Tennessee customers located in Franklin, Murfeesboro, Shelbyville, Union City, Bristol, Greeneville, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Kingsport, Maryville, Alcoa and Morristown.
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 /CONTACT: Linda Kelley of United Cities Gas Co., 615-373-0104/
 (UCIT) CO: United Cities Gas Co. ST: Tennessee IN: OIL SU:


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