Newsflash: Local Gas Bills WILL Spike

This not-so-fun fact deserves a repeat if only to remind locals to stock up on blankets as winter approaches.

Here's the money line . . .

Beginning late this year, or early 2023, Kansas Gas Service will charge consumers $5 to $7 more per month for the next seven to 10 years.

In Missouri, Spire has a pending case with the MPSC to increase the operations part of its bill, the side where it earns a profit.

Follow-up reporting is a bit more sympathetic and soft to energy companies. Meanwhile, fair or not, it's likely that the White House will take EXTRAORDINARY criticism for this consequence of a shifting market for fuel.

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Experts project an increase to natural gas bills this winter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Customers of gas utility companies Spire and Kansas Gas Service should expect to see higher bills as they fire up their furnaces this winter season. Both utilities expect increases to the cost of natural gas. Those increases do not make the utilities a profit.

Americans will pay more money to heat their homes this winter

Americans are about to see the biggest increase in their home heating bills in more than 10 years, and it's not just because of inflation.

National Grid says electric bills will rise more than 60% this winter

CBS Boston BOSTON - Many Massachusetts residents are about to feel the pain of pricey electricity bills, the result of a global hike in the price of natural gas. On Wednesday, National Grid announced a 64% increase in electricity rates starting on November 1 and for the following 6 months.

Putin isn't the biggest threat to gas prices. It's this country instead, according to a chief strategist

When gas prices soared to a record high of over $5 per gallon in June, analysts and politicians were quick to blame Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Biden Administration even called the surging fuel prices seen after the conflict " Putin's price hike" at the time.

How the gas industry capitalized on the Ukraine war to change Biden policy

he Russian tanks and armored vehicles had barely begun to roll into Ukraine before the fossil fuel industry in the US had swung into action. A letter was swiftly dispatched to the White House, urging an immediate escalation in gas production and exports to Europe ahead of an anticipated energy crunch.

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