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State electricity rates sixth-lowest in nation

Federal government figures show West Virginians paid the sixth-lowest rates for electricity last year.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says a study of average annual rates found West Virginia residential customers paid 9.5 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s less than surrounding states.

States with lower rates were Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota and Washington. Residential customers in New York paid the most at 18.8 cents per kilowatt hour.

The study says the typical West Virginia residential customer paid $95.20 per month for electricity in 2013.

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