Heating Costs In New Jersey Projected To Decrease This Winter
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
October 9, 2013
New Jersey residents worried about the cost of heating their home this winter may not have to dig in their pockets as deep as they think.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects the average household cost of natural gas to increase by 13 percent nationwide this winter. In New Jersey however costs are expected could decrease by more than 4 percent this. Karen Johnson a spokesperson for PSE&G says the decline in cost in New Jersey can be attributed to the state’s increased access to large supplies of natural gas.
“The way this works is whatever PSE&G buys the gas for, that’s what we pass along to our customers so the cost of natural gas supply actually account for about half of a customer’s gas bill that they would get from PSE&G.”
Johnson says the only way customers could see an increase in their heating bills this winter is through increased consumption.