Lawmakers Advance Bills To Help Offset Natural Gas Costs Due To February SurgeBills in the House and Senate — sponsored by a Democrat and Republican, respectively — that advanced this week would help low-income Minnesotans shoulder the additional financial burden at a time when they are already struggling due to the pandemic.
February Cold Could Cost CenterPoint Customers An Extra $394 Over Two YearsDangerously cold temperatures in mid-February had a chilling effect on natural gas prices, costing CenterPoint Energy, the state’s largest natural gas company, $500 million in just 10 days and nearly doubling customer bills as a result.
Gas Leak Resolved In St. Anthony, Road ReopenedPolice in St. Anthony say a road is reopened after a natural gas line was struck late Friday morning.
Minnesota Weather: Xcel Asks Gas Customers To Lower Thermostats To 63Xcel Energy says residents’ cooperation is critical to prevent widespread natural gas outages. The company also suggests using electric space heaters.
Extreme Cold Straining Xcel Energy’s Natural Gas System, Residents Urged To Turn Down ThermostatXcel Energy is advising residents in parts of central Minnesota north of the metro to turn down their thermostats and reduce their natural gas use.
Natural Gas Prices Spike As Early Cold Settles InThe cost to heat most homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin may go up this winter. Natural gas prices jumped to their highest in four years Wednesday. Low supply and a frigid forecast may be to blame.
Natural Gas Hits Lowest Price In 14 YearsSome of you may have noticed that your gas bill is cheaper- and it's not just because you're using less gas to heat your home.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
Farmers Encouraged To Sell Excess Propane Minnesota's agriculture commissioner and propane industry officials are encouraging state farmers with a surplus of the fuel to sell it back to suppliers. Commissioner Dave Frederickson says farmers could help minimize the impact of the critical shortage of propane by selling their excess supplies.
Dayton, Other Governors Write Obama Over Propone ShortageMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors are writing to President Obama asking for help in addressing the propone shortage and price increases. They are asking for the administration to help increase propane supplies through "every means of transport."
ND State Agencies Monitoring Natural Gas SituationAbout 100,000 residential customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to crank their thermostats back above 60 degrees Monday after a utility lifted its appeal for natural gas conservation following a weekend explosion in Canada that knocked out three pipelines.
Xcel Lifts Appeal For Conservation After Pipeline ExplosionState agencies were monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of North Dakota Monday following a pipeline explosion over the weekend in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba.
Xcel Asks Customers To Turn Down Natural Gas HeatXcel Energy is asking certain natural gas customers, in three states, to turn down their heat. The request comes after a natural gas pipeline exploded in Canada Saturday morning.
Cold Snap Sets New Daily Record For Natural Gas UsageIf you think your furnace has been running a lot this January, you're absolutely right. CenterPoint Energy said the first major cold snap in early January set a new daily record for natural gas consumption.
Xcel Asks Some Customers To Cut Natural Gas UsageXcel Energy is asking 600 business customers in Minnesota and North Dakota to reduce their natural gas usage because of higher demand from the cold. The Minneapolis-based company says the customers are those who take part in interruptible gas rates programs.