SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Natural gas company Questar Corp. said Tuesday that its board had approved a 5 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to 17 cents per common share.

The dividend is payable on Sept. 10 to shareholders of record on Aug. 17.

Shares rose 13 cents to $20.50 in afternoon trading. They are near the upper end of their 52-week range of $16.36 to $21.47.