CEA Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Mike Butler recently talked about how the lack of pipelines impacts the heating bills of families in New Jersey.
The cost of natural gas in New Jersey is approximately $20 per thousand cubic feet, nearly four times the national average of $5.20, said Mike Butler, the Mid-Atlantic Director of the Consumer Energy Alliance. A big reason for the disparity in prices is the lack of pipelines in the northeast compared to places to our west, such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. “That limits the supply and drives up prices. You have this base level problem which gets exacerbated because everyone is cranking their heat.”
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