Gas prices are on the rise.
We work hard to bring our members safe, reliable and affordable energy. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a significant increase in our cost to purchase natural gas and propane this year.
The increase in price, combined with extremely cold temperatures, have created a noticeable difference in member’s gas bills.
Why are natural gas prices going up?
Demand for natural gas is rebounding as Americans get back to business and consumers return to pre-pandemic activities.
The cold snap in February 2021 affected much of the country, particularly Texas, and caused disruptions to energy supplies that continue to affect energy markets.
U.S. exports of natural gas are at a record high this year.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that total U.S. natural gas inventories are 5.5% below the five-year (2016–2020) average.
Dig A Little Deeper
The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) discusses the factors affecting natural gas prices. Click to read more about why we see an increase in prices this year.
Find Ways to Save
Your bill is directly related to the amount of energy you use each month. Here are some ways to reduce the amount of energy you use and lower your Energy Cooperative bill.
Start with the thermostat.
You can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home.
Help out your furnance.
- Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as recommended.
- Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
- Keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.