The Missouri Public Service Commission has announced a series of four public hearings to allow customers of Ameren-UE to chime in on a proposed rate hike for natural gas service. Ameren filed the case with the PSC back in early December requesting that annual revenues be increased by about $4.26-million..or about $26 per year, on average, for the residential users. The hearings are scheduled for June 10th in Cape Girardeau, June 11th in Rolla, and on June 12th in Wentzville and Columbia. The hearing in Columbia will begin at 6pm with a comment period to open at 6:30pm. Ameren provides natural gas service to over 110-thousand customers across 25 counties including Miller and Morgan Counties.