Wednesday, October 12, 2005

High Heating Costs But Warmer Winter Predicted

Given this report on the extremely high heating cost estimate for this winter:

Heating Costs

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that heating bills for all fuel types will cost Americans about one-third more this winter on average, assuming typical weather.

It’s good to hear that government forecasts are predicting a warmer than normal winter:


The National Weather Service said there is a 60 percent chance of warmer than normal weather in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, north Texas, northern New Mexico and southern and eastern Colorado.

The CNN article made mention of a slightly cooler temperature prediction, but the official forecast is calling for above normal temperatures. Let’s hope the prediction for a warmer winter is accurate, because natural gas prices are going to be nasty this year……………….