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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Heating Bills Busting Household Budgets in 2008

Mortgages aren't the only problem. Heating bills are straining U.S. households and putting utilities at the front of the bill collector line. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA), households are heated:
58% with natural gas
30% with electricity
7% with heating oil
5% with propane
And the average cost of heating a home is:

$ 2,019 for heating oil
$ 1, 691 for propane gas
$ 884 for natural gas
$ 832 for electric heat
AAEA supports the production of a mix of energy types that are used as efficiently as possible and sold at reasonable prices. In order to accomplish this America needs abundant supplies and the installation of appropriate technologies. Price should never be used as a conservation tool. America's might comes from operating on abundant supplies of energy provided at reasonable prices.

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