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Fuel charge decreased for Ameren Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri regulators have adopted a lower fuel adjustment tariff that should reduce bills for Ameren Missouri's electric customers.

The Public Service Commission says the decrease amounts to about $1.97 per month for residential customers. It takes effect Sept. 24.

The fuel adjustment charge allows power companies to recover most of their fuel costs. Charges appear in a separate category on customer bills. The charge helps utilities address volatility in fuel pricing.

The unit of Ameren Corp. has about 1.2 million customers in Missouri.