Consumers Energy says drop in heating costs ahead

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Consumers Energy says it expects its natural gas customers to pay less for their home heating bill this winter.

The Jackson-based utility made the announcement on Monday.

Consumers projects heating costs will be about 3 percent less due to lower fuel prices. The estimate is based on normal weather patterns.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports ( an average residential customer can expect to pay about $141 a month. That's down from $145 last winter.

The utility provides natural gas service to 1.7 million customers in 45 counties in the Lower Peninsula.

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