Government: Colder Winter, Higher Heating Bills Expected
UNDATED - Expect to pay more to heat your home this winter than you spent last year.
That's the message from government analysts who sifted through forecasts for a colder winter and slightly higher energy prices.
The Energy Department said Thursday that household bills from October through March are likely to be higher for all four main heating fuels - natural gas, electricity, heating oil, and propane.
Consumers got a break last winter, when temperatures were mild. Government meteorologists are expecting a colder winter this time in the Northeast, Midwest and South.