February spike expected in Minnesotans' home heating bills

February spike expected in Minnesotans' home heating bills Photo: MGN.

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Created: February 24, 2021 08:40 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota’s largest gas utilities are warning about sky high heating bills because of the historic cold wave in the South and the state’s stretch of subzero weather.

At a special meeting by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday, members were told February heating bills could be $400 more.

The addition charge isn’t expected to show up on customers’ bills until September and the cost would normally be spread over a 12-month period. The spike comes at a time when past due bills continue to mount as both CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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