Missourians are being urged to find ways to save energy this winter because heating fuel prices are expected to be much higher. Public Service Commission Chairman Steve Gaw says heating fuel prices will be ten to 12 percent higher than they were last year – 64 percent higher than just two years ago. And that’s with an average winter. If worst comes to worst the heating bills will be worse. He says the prices cannot be controlled by the PSC, meaning individuals have to act to hold down their home heating bills. Gaw says low-income Missourians should be talking to their utilities about budget payment plans. He adds federal heating aid has been stagnant for several years while prices have jumped. He says the PSC and Governors of 17 states have asked Congress to put more money into winter heating assistance prgorams.
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