Hazard officials say people using natural gas in the city are going to notice a major drop in their gas rates this winter.
City officials say they've completed a deal with a new gas company, and rates will be about $7 lower per unit than last year.
The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect for the November billing, and the city manager says gas customers will see a big difference on their bills.
"Their bill is going to be approximately 40 percent less, if they use the same amount of gas that they used last winter," said city manager Paul Feltner.
City officials say the rates with their new supplier are locked in for the next 10 years.