(Salem, OR) -- The Oregon Public Utility Commission is approving a final one-month extension to the moratorium on disconnections for electric and natural gas customers who haven't paid their bills during the pandemic. Nearly 87-thousand electric and natural gas customers are at least 90 days behind on payments. That's more than 230-percent higher than before the pandemic. Disconnections can start August 1st. The PUC is asking utilities to make their best efforts not to disconnect customers who are working to pay their back debts.