Atmos-Midtex customers in Round Rock could see a roughly $5 increase in their monthly bills, pending review from the city of Round Rock.

During a March 23 meeting, city officials said they will delay the effective date of the rate jump from natural gas provider Atmos-Midtex by 45 days from April 25 to review the company’s rate increase application. If the Texas Railroad Commission approves the application, the new prices will go into effect June 9.

Atmos-Midtex cited increasing costs of operation and rising natural gas prices to justify the requested cost jumps across all of the company’s pricing tiers, city officials said.

City documents state the increase constitutes the fifth and final time Atmos may institute a rate increase before it must conduct a rate study, which city staff are expecting to happen in the next 12 months.