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Higher Winter Utility Costs Anticipated

Associated Press - October 13, 2013 2:42 pm

A return to normal temperatures could mean a significant rise in heating costs this winter as historically low natural gas prices also move higher.

Kansas Gas Service, with 630,000 customers across the state, expects customer bills to rise about 6 percent from November to May, compared with last year’s costs.

Black Hills Energy, with more than 600,000 customers in Kansas and neighboring states, predicts gas prices will average 10 percent to 12 percent higher this year nationwide.

The Midwest has seen unseasonably mild temperatures over the past two winters, and coupled with low gas prices have given residents a break on their heating bills.

But that’s likely to change as weather forecasters are calling for temperatures to go back to normal.


Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

Fuchs Mi

October 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Naturally they did not earn the profits they feel they should make. Therefore this year they plan to stick it to the customers. I believe the state should break up these mega companies who only care about how much money they can suck from the customers.

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