Is your energy bill much higher than normal? Blame natural gas prices

A natural gas regular station at We Energies.

If you get a higher energy bill this month, you may attribute it to the lower temperatures outside, but that’s not the only reason.

Brendan Conway, a We Energies spokesperson, said the increased cost is due to natural gas prices, which have risen significantly across the country.

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The increase in natural gas prices is being attributed to the high demand created by commerce and offices returning to pre-pandemic levels of activity. Natural gas is typically used to heat homes.

“When COVID hit, there wasn’t a lot of need and places shut down,” Conway explained. “As the economies started up again, there was a really high demand and not enough supply. Prices have remained high.”

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2022-01-26 20:46:02

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