Natural Gas Supply Up, Winter Heating Bills Down
This winter, Pitera may be just as comfortable at a lower price. Last year, the average monthly gas bill for mid-Missouri Ameren UE customers was about $139. This year that bill will be lower, about $126, thanks to a higher supply of natural gas.
"Last winter was milder than normal and so there was a lot more gas remaining in storage at the end of the winter," said company spokesman Mike Cleary, "and that increased the gas supply."
The state Public Service Commission still must review the lower gas rate, which could take effect next month.