OKLAHOMA CITY — In a story Jan. 4 about Oklahoma’s request to reduce utility rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that judges recommended the utilities issue rebates to customers. The judges recommended that the utilities pass along the savings they receive under the federal tax law to customers but did not specify that they be paid in rebates.

A corrected version of the story is below:

The Latest: Judges recommend passing along utility corporate tax savings

Administrative law judges have recommended that Oklahoma utilities pass along savings they receive from new federal corporate tax rates to their customers

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Latest on Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s request to reduce consumer utility rates (all times local):

5 p.m.

A deputy state attorney general said says administrative law judges recommended that five Oklahoma utilities pass along savings they receive from new federal corporate tax rates to their customers.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission convened hearings Thursday on Attorney General Mike Hunter’s request that consumer rates be reduced to reflect lower tax rates that went into effect on Monday.

Deputy Attorney General Dara Derryberry says judges in five separate hearings recommended that savings to Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Natural Gas, CenterPoint Energy and Arkansas Oklahoma Gas be used to reduce customers’ rates to reflect the income tax savings to customers. The judges instructed the commission’s staff to prepare orders by Friday.

The new law lowers the highest corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Hunter’s office estimates customer savings could exceed $100 million a year.

12:23 p.m.

Oklahoma utility regulators are considering a request by the state’s attorney general to reduce customer rates from electricity and natural gas providers who could save up to $100 million in new federal corporate tax cuts.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission convened a hearing Thursday to consider Attorney General Mike Hunter’s request that consumer rates be reduced to reflect lower federal corporate income tax rates.

Hunter filed motions to cut utility rates last month when President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping overhaul of federal income taxes. The new law, which went into effect Monday, lowers the highest corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

The utility companies include Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Natural Gas, CenterPoint Energy and Arkansas Oklahoma Gas.