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Washington, DC 20001

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The direct use of natural gas continues to be the most affordable energy option for home heating and offers lower greenhouse gas emissions than other home energy sources. After an extraordinarily warm winter last year, even normal conditions would mean that residential customers this year would use more gas on average and therefore see slightly higher bills. AGA predicts consumers will experience a nine to eleven percent increase in overall heating bills this winter compared to the 2015-16 winte​
Results of a new NAHB study that compared the price of a gas home to a comparable home with electric heating and appliances.
The American Gas Foundation released a study titled, “Expanding Natural Gas Service to Multifamily Buildings,” focusing on ways in which state and local government, natural gas utilities, and other interest groups have worked to improve access to natural gas service in multi-family structures in their localities.
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On average, residential natural gas bills may be 5 to 7 percent lower this winter compared to the pr​evious winter.Abundant supplies, reasonable temperatures and a moderate increase in total U.S. deman​d may result in residential natural gas bills lower compared to last year,” said Bruce McDowell, AGA​’s Managing  Director of Policy Analysis. “This winter, many Americans on average may see the second-lowest bills  they’ve seen in the past decade.”