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Natural gas to cost less in W.Va., Ky.

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia and Kentucky residents who heat their homes with natural gas will see somewhat lower prices at the start of the 2018-19 heating season than they did a year ago, while some rates in Ohio show a slight increase.

In Kentucky, when base rates — which include monthly customer charges and delivery fees — are factored in, Kentucky residential customers can on average expect their total gas bills to be about 6 percent lower this November than last, based on heating season consumption of 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas per month. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet — including gas costs and base rates, but not miscellaneous charges and credits — is projected to be about $93.71.

“Ample production of natural gas is continuing to forestall any sharp increases in prices,” said PSC chairman Michael Schmitt. “Even with higher demand due to greater use of natural gas to generate electricity and rising gas exports, the supply has more than kept pace.”

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