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BGE forecasts colder winter, higher heating costs

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is forecasting customers’ heating costs will be more this winter than last, due to an colder weather. Customers will likely use more natural gas this winter than they did last year, as the coming winter is expected to be colder than last winter, the utility said in a statement.

“… [T]ypical residential customers who purchase natural gas from BGE can expect to pay $9 more per month over the five-month winter heating season (Nov. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013), compared with the same period last winter, an increase in the total gas bill of 11 percent,” BGE said.