Natural gas prices are rising as temperatures drop.
“Two things are happening,” said Richard Meyer, vice president of energy with the American Gas Association. Demand for natural gas has increased, and we have seen growth in natural gas production and supplies.
Prices are at an all-time high of seven years: rates have not been seen since February 2014.
“I have seen numbers of gas prices rise by 180%,” Dan Concidine told Citizens Energy.
Citizens’ energy will not yet be able to tell you how much it will cost you, but Hussiers should expect higher prices this summer.
Last year, the average winter average was $ 428, slightly higher than the previous year.
The good news is that there is a lot of help available for Hoosiers.
Contact the State Energy Assistance Program for assistance with your heating bill.
The program will receive applications from October 1.
“If a customer applies for and receives state energy support from the AAP program, they will automatically receive a discount on their gas bill through our international service program,” Codyin said. So to apply, to get that state support is such a double benefit.
Other ways to save this winter include changing your furnace filter, sealing open spaces, and using solar energy.
“We recommend that our customers call your thermostat 5 to 7 degrees when going to bed,” Condidin said.
Energy Support Program (EPP)
State and federal utility support dollars are available for income-eligible customers. Those who fall within 60% of the state’s middle income must visit their local community action agency to register for EAP. To apply for EAP, customers should call 1-800-872-0371 to contact your nearest Community Action Agency. Customers can apply at any time at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority website at https://ihcda.rhsconnect.com/.
Universal Service Program (USP)
All natural gas heating customers who apply and qualify for EAP are automatically enrolled in the Global Service Program, which provides an additional 15 to 32% reduction in gas charges per month (excluding EAP benefits). December to May.