Get Ready For Sticker Shock This Winter

No matter how you heat your house you can expect to pay more this year, especially if you use oil.

Heating oil is expected to jump 22 percent this winter. Experts blame crude oil prices, which are up about 30 percent in the past year.

As for Columbia Gas, the company says rates will stay the same thru December, but after that Columbia Gas will adjust the prices.

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  • by Mr. Obvious Location: KY on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    Inflation: The overall general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy. Over time, as the cost of goods and services increase, the value of a dollar is going to fall because a person won't be able to purchase as much with that dollar as he/she previously could. **edited**
  • by J Location: Kentucky on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:14 AM
    Take your pick as to who is lying to us...they take turns!! I know what everybody means about living paycheck to paycheck...We have two kids in school, and I take care of my invalid father. We live on my husband's paycheck and we really have to stretch it to make it to the next payday. I don't know what they expect people to do...You work like a dog and then can't have any type of "luxury". Wanting to take our boys out to eat is a matter of juggling the bills and most of the time we can't do it. Everything is going up, when will it stop?? Does anyone think things will change with an new administration in Washington?
  • by Gwen Location: Lexington on Oct 11, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    Just learned the company I work for has raised my insurance costs. Prescription co-pays are doubling, Dr. visits are going from $25 to $40, and if I go to the emergency room (God forbid) that cost has tripled. Now I hear this news. The middle class is shrinking just like my bank account. It's sad that this country is owned by Big Oil, Big Drug Companies, Big Insurance Companies - BIG BUSINESS. Politicians don't care about us, the companies that expect loyal employees don't care about us....perhaps soon we will go back to the days when the counties operated Poor Houses. Unfortunately, we'll all be living there if this madness continues.
  • by Jon Location: ky on Oct 11, 2007 at 11:02 AM
    Ever notice the power company tacks a fuel adjustment cost onto our bills? Not only are the consumers paying more for our own gas at the pumps but the electric company is making us pay for theirs too. Seems to me, the {big,powerful, profitable companys) could stand to pay the fuel cost more than the little guy. Just an excuse to ring more out of our pockets.
  • by Crystal Location: Mt. Sterling on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:51 PM
    Don't we hear this every year? In my opinion the rates are raised at heating time because the utility company's know we are going to be using more energy and therfore can sock it to us.
  • by V on Oct 10, 2007 at 03:41 PM
    I agree, Casey. But then this has been the case for some time now. it is just becoming more noticeable. I first notcied it when each year we had to choose our health plans and the increase in the cost to the employee was more than we got in our annual cost of living wage increase.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:16 PM
    I hope the price of natural gas does not raise. I am barely paying my bills as it is. Is it just my imagination or is everything raising little by little? I have lived on my own for going on 4 years now and during that time my garbage bill has raised, my water/sewer bill has raised, property taxes have raised, electric bill has raised and now my gas bill is going to raise. When am I going to get a raise to cover all these other raises? The working man just can't win.
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:23 AM
    This contradicts two stories I heard on the national news which said due to the weather being so warm this late in the year that there was an abundance of fuel for heating. Who is lying?


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