Based on normal winter weather and the price of natural gas remaining where it is today on the spot market, it is estimated that our average residential customer will pay $548 in winter heating costs -- 9 percent ($45) more than last winter. That’s because customers could use more natural gas for heating if the weather is normal. Last winter, our region experienced warmer-than-normal temperatures.
The projected costs for customers for the upcoming heating season also would be:
- Less than nine of the past 10 winters.
- 22 percent ($154) less than the most recent five-year average ($702).
- 24 percent ($176) less than the most recent 10-year average ($724).
- 38 percent ($330) less than the most expensive winter (2007/08 - $878).