Thursday, October 27, 2022

PUC Approves 9% Increase In The Basic Monthly Bill For Typical PECO Natural Gas Division Customers; On Top Of An 103.2% Increase In Cost Of Natural Gas

On October 27, the Public Utility Commission
approved a rate settlement that would increase the typical monthly charge for PECO Natural Gas Division customers by 9 percent-- from $95.31 to $103.88.  The increase will show up on bills as an increase in gas delivery charges.

If PECO Gas customers also bought the natural gas they used from PECO, and did not shop for an competitive supplier, they have seen natural gas costs increase of 103.2 percent percent from September 1, 2021 ($4.0245 Mcf) to September 1, 2022 ($8.1790 Mcf), according to the Public Utility Commission.  Read more here.

This natural gas price spike is caused by the international energy markets that set natural gas prices, regardless of where it is produced.  Those markets have been significantly impacted by the Russian war in Ukraine and the European natural gas crisis.

Visit the PUC’s PAGasSwitch website to learn how you can shop for a competitive natural gas supplier.

Visit the PUC’s Utility Assistance Programs for information on programs available to help customers manage paying utility bills.

The Department of Human Services will announce PA Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applications for 2022-23 season will be accepted starting November 1 through April 28.

Click Here for the complete PUC announcement on PECO Gas.

Related Articles:

-- National Fuel Gas Requests PUC To Approve 9.2% Increase In Base Delivery Charge; Separate Cost Of Gas Up 127.8% Since May 2021 [PaEN]

-- PA PUC: Cost Of Natural Gas Provided By Major Utilities In PA Increased As Much As 154% Over Last Year [PaEN]

-- Ohio River Valley Institute Blog: Natural Gas Costs Are Principal Driver Of Current Inflation; Increasing Gas Production For Export Also Increases Prices And Volatility


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC Approves 9% Increase For PECO Natural Gas Customers

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-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: We Need More Drilling, More Pipelines, More Refineries As Families Struggle With Higher Heating Bills

-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Price Gains 5% On Technical Move, Forecast LNG Export Rise

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[Posted: October 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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