Utility users to benefit from natural gas price drop

By Keystone Clearwater Solutions -

The recent drop in natural gas prices will show up in some Western Pennsylvania consumers’ heating bills earlier than others.

Peoples Natural Gas Co. lowered its commodity charge for Equitable Gas customers by 35 cents per thousand cubic feet to $3.15 effective Thursday. The average customer will see their bill drop by about $3 a month.Peoples customers will continue paying their commodity rate of $3.25 per thousand cubic feet. Peoples bought Equitable in 2013, and the two utilities have about 700,000 customers.

All natural gas utilities in the state set their quarterly prices Jan. 1. A representative of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania could not be reached.

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