Category Archives: natural gas

If you smell natural gas, report it

  The horrific gas explosion that struck East Harlem on March 12 has something in common with the famous story of Kitty Genovese. In the Kitty Genovese murder – which happened 50 years ago this week – plenty of people … Continue reading

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State finally requiring public electricity and gas price data

  It’s been 18 years since New York embarked on its policy of giving consumers a choice of electricity and gas suppliers – and only now is the state planning to offer a reliable way to compare prices among different … Continue reading

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PSC eases back-end Con Ed hike as it approves rate deal

  Members of the Public Service Commission found a way to ease the automatic rate hike Con Edison customers will face if the company decides not to seek new rates for 2016. AARP, which says its members worry about high Con … Continue reading

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It’s July in January for Con Ed electric customers

  With January Con Edison bills now arriving in consumers’ mailboxes, it’s a good time to take another look at this winter’s shockingly high electricity supply charges. The data in this graph comes from a Con Edison residential customer with … Continue reading

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Electric bills spike in frigid weather

  This winter’s frigid weather is bringing a nasty chill to New Yorkers’ utility bills. Apparently worried that people will complain, Con Edison issued a news release Jan. 29 saying that it expects a typical customer will pay 21.6 percent … Continue reading

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PSC says National Grid gas customers in Brooklyn paid too much

  National Grid’s 980,000 natural gas customers in Brooklyn were overcharged by $34 or so each during 2010 and 2011, documents filed with the state Public Service Commission show. Worried that the company would continue to charge high prices, the … Continue reading

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