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MI winter home heating costs expected to be lower
LANSING, MI – Home heating costs this winter are expected to be lower than last year for many Michigan households because of a drop in natural gas prices and the probability of a
The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its winter energy
It says residential natural gas prices are expected to average
12%-16% lower than last year, although some of those savings won't be realized if several utilities raise their rates.
Propane prices currently are 24% lower than last winter. Home heating oil is up 9% from last winter's average price.
Supplies of electricity, natural gas, gasoline and diesel fuel are expected to be more than adequate, as demand is down for all four fuel sources.