Letter: Why the huge price difference on gas bills?

Posted 2/7/24

To the editor:

What is going on here?  

We heat our house in Barrington with natural gas. For January our cubic foot usage was 254. Cost of the product was $170 but the delivery …

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Letter: Why the huge price difference on gas bills?

Posted

To the editor:

What is going on here? 

We heat our house in Barrington with natural gas. For January our cubic foot usage was 254. Cost of the product was $170 but the delivery service was $296. Total bill $466. My daughter’s house in Western NY is gas fired. She used 368ccf yet she paid only $135 for 150 percent more gas.  

To add insult to injury her delivery services were $79. Total bill $214. She lives out in the country. We live in suburbia.  

What possible justification can there be for the huge price difference in product and the six times higher delivery costs? I understand pipelines and LNG expenses, etc. But even considering those, the charges seem outrageous.  

The same company that supplies our fossil fuel supplies our electricity. Our solar panels are not enough to supply all our electricity especially when we are eventually forced to go to electric heat. What is to prevent them from doing the same dance with non-green house gas generated energy?   

Obviously the PUC has done us all a disservice. 

Is this classic RI the fix-is-in?  

One can make one’s house as energy efficient as possible but if the costs of energy are manipulated skyward only the supplier comes out ahead. 

Stephen E. Glinick

Barrington

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