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Will the Price of Natural Gas Service Increase this Winter?

September 26, 2013

The historic low prices in the natural gas market have made this fuel an easy choice for customers tired of high oil prices. At Tap-Roots, we serve the natural gas service needs of both residential and commercial customers. Like them, we appreciate the budget-friendly natural of natural gas and its high efficiency. However, as a recent news story points out, there may be changes on the horizon for natural gas customers throughout North America.

Are Low Prices Coming to an End?

Natural gas customers may have noticed that their energy bills last winter were a little lower than usual. This is because a major surplus of natural gas and a warmer-than-usual winter drove down the demand for fuel. Record price lows may have made customers smile by natural gas providers had to wait out the price fluctuation. Now that the surplus has diminished and stores of natural gas return to a more normal level, the fuel’s very low price is expected to rise.

A Modest Increase

This predicted rise in prices comes after a long four-year decrease. While it was perhaps inevitable that prices would someday rise again, this coming season is likely to be when the prices of natural gas service in Richmond, Canada start to pick up. While natural gas shows every sign of remaining a highly affordable fuel option, we know that saving money is important to every home and business. A properly maintained furnace and water heater can ensure that you are getting the most value for the money you spend on fuel. To ensure that your natural gas appliance is working correctly, just call Tap-Roots at 604-222-1282.

Source: Kansas City Business With Prices Rising, Natural-Gas Bill Will Take a Bigger Bite this Winter Steve Everly September 16, 2013


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