Natural gas heating costs are rising nationwide: Here’s why and how Kentucky residents can curb the impacts

As temperatures drop, costs to stay warm this winter using natural gas are on the rise. American households using natural gas will pay anywhere from 20–50% more compared to last winter, according to a Winter Fuels Outlook released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.

While a number of factors affect this forecasted increase for natural gas, the EIA primarily attributes it to flat production, increased demand as the economy…


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