Centerpoint: Natural gas price spike from Februrary cold could cost customers $354, plus interest

The deep freeze that gripped much of the nation last month didn’t paralyze Minnesota the way it did southern states. But Minnesotans may still feel the bite in their pocketbooks, according to a plan by CenterPoint Energy.

Houston-based CenterPoint, which is one of Minnesota’s biggest natural gas utilities, says the spike in natural gas prices brought on by the cold snap will cost each customers in the state $354, plus $40 interest. It’s proposing to spread out the bill over two years to reduce…


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