• Ticker: Winter energy costs to be higher but oil users may get break; State's jobless rate drops

    5 days ago - By Boston Herald

    Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home due to the pandemic. But many could get a break in New England, which is heavily dependent on heating oil.
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects a 10% decline in spending for home heating oil this winter while spending for propane is projected to grow 14%. There are projected increases of 6% for natural gas, and 7% for electricity, the agency says.
    Many families were already struggling to pay utility bills because of the pandemic, so any...
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