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Lower heating costs take chill off winter

Sunday, October 18, 2009

SIKESTON -- Average winter temperatures and lower fuel costs should make it easier -- and more affordable -- for families to stay warm this winter.

The savings will be felt the most by natural gas users.

"It's considerably cheaper, and customers will see their bills significantly lower this winter, even if they run their furnaces as much as last winter," said Steve Green, manager of public affairs for Atmos Energy. The national outlook for Atmos predicts bills being 10 to 12 percent lower, but Green said he expects bigger decreases in this area.

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