National Fuel predicting lower bills for upcoming winter


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–National Fuel is predicting lower bills than last year for the upcoming winter season.

The company says the average customer bill for the 2019-2020 heating season could drop by nearly 15%.

National Fuel attributes the lower bill to a decrease in the actual cost of natural gas.

On average, customers should expect their home heating bills from November to March to total just more than $500. That’s compared to the average of close to $600 last year.

Several factors go into that, including a less severe winter predicted this year, as well as the actual cost of the gas, which National Fuel says is considerably less this year.

Karen Merkel of National Fuel says that prediction is dependent on the winter not being extremely warm or extremely cold. She says it could change depending on the weather.

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