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Winter heating bills
to be higher this year

Boston Globe, by Erin Ailworth

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/10/2012 2:39:35 PM

With winter temperatures expected to return to normal following last year’s mild season, Massachusetts residents who warm their homes with heating oil can expect spend a record amount in the next six months, according to a forecast released by the federal government Wednesday. The US Energy Information Administration said that with heating oil prices projected to rise to $3.80 a gallon this season, the country’s heating oil customers -- most of whom live in the Northeast -- will likely spend an average $2,494 to heat their homes between now and March. That’s more than any previous winter on record

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The higher prices are tantamount to being hit with a huge tax just to heat your home.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 10/10/2012 2:43:57 PM     (No. 8923487)

"With winter temperatures expected to return to normal following last year’s mild season,"

They said last year's mild winter was caused by global warming. Now they're saying cooler temperatures are "normal."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey, 10/10/2012 3:01:43 PM     (No. 8923543)

When I switched to geo-thermal several years ago heating oil was around 2.30 a gallon. Never looked back. The only problem with geo is that when the temp drops to a temp where it becomes difficult to recover heat from the ground, then the electric heating coils kick in.

Last November, I installed a wood burning outdoor boiler and when zippy was calling for reducing thermostats I was nice and comfy with the thermostat at 75, burning free wood.

He can bend over and kiss my midwest posterior.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/10/2012 3:01:55 PM     (No. 8923544)

http://www.eia.gov/

And retail gas is now at $3.85/gallon.
Where's the media to blame Bush/Cheney/Halliburton?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 10/10/2012 5:09:35 PM     (No. 8923875)

Wait! Wait! I thought we could count on Global Warming to get us through this winter. Was I wrong? is that even possible?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tanker76, 10/10/2012 8:30:58 PM     (No. 8924269)

And yet, these morons will vote for zippy once again........

Ya can't fix stoopid.

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