Category Archives: natural gas

Con Edison’s business-friendly three-year rate increase

  Con Edison customers afflicted with some of the nation’s highest electricity prices will suffer more in the next three years. State regulators gave Con Edison a business-friendly rate hike at a meeting January 24. Commercial businesses will pay a … Continue reading

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National Grid NYC gas customers face three years of rate hikes

  New York City and Long Island residents who buy natural gas from National Grid face a whopper of a price hike. Consumer advocates say the increase that kicked in January 1 threatens the affordability of gas service to National … Continue reading

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Smart meters coming to Con Edison teritory

  New Yorkers’ relationship with Con Edison will change dramatically in the coming years as the company outfits all of its electric and gas customers with smart meters. Con Edison’s smart meters will give its customers — and the company … Continue reading

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Con Ed’s summer prices will go easy on your wallet

  Con Ed’s summer prices are expected to drop again this year compared to last. The company said in a news release May 26 that it expects “slightly” lower prices this summer, thanks to lower prices charged by companies that … Continue reading

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National Grid wants 2017 gas price hike for NYC, LI customers

  National Grid gas customers in New York City face big rate hikes in January 2017 under a plan the company submitted January 29 to the state Public Service Commission. A typical National Grid gas heating customer in Brooklyn, Staten … Continue reading

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Con Edison seeking big rate increases in 2017

  Con Edison is looking for big rate increases from gas and electric customers starting in January 2017. In a filing January 29 with the state Public Service Commission, Con Edison proposes raising New York City residential electric bills an … Continue reading

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Superheroes power up Con Edison gas safety campaign

  Pow! Zap! Well — Zap! probably isn’t a good idea, since a Zap! could mean a spark, and we’re talking about natural gas safety here. DC Comics’ Justice League characters starĀ in a new Con Edison gas safety campaign unveiled … Continue reading

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No savings for you! New York consumer advocate plan faces uphill fight

  A lot is changing in how New Yorkers buy electricity, gas and communications service. About the only thing staying the same is that consumers have little say in decisions by the state Public Service Commission. Plans for a New … Continue reading

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Home electricity and heating costs forecast to drop this winter

  Expect lower electricity and heating costs in New York this winter, government energy experts say. Electricity prices statewide should be about 20 percent lower this winter compared to last winter, the Public Service Commission says. In a news release … Continue reading

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Feds investigating New York’s winter electricity price surge

  Investigators from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are looking into New York’s winter electricity price surge, Sen. Charles Schumer said today as he urged another agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to also start a probe. Schumer said he wasn’t … Continue reading

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