Heating Bills’ Rise Could be Modest

Heating bills are likely to rise modestly this year on average, mainly because of colder weather than the unusually warm winter a year ago, the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said Wednesday.

The effects will vary widely, from heating oil users in the Northeast being hit hard to Kansas City area natural gas users feeling little pain.

Gas costs per unit are lower this year than last for some area utilities, which could balance out the need to use more gas. And if an average customer’s heating bills do go up, the rise is likely to be $50 or less. Read more on Kansas City Star.

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