WPR News
9:40 am
Sat February 4, 2006

Cheyenne Heating Bills to Rise

Laramie, Wy – The average cost of heating a home in
Cheyenne will rise by a about 30 dollars a month under an agreement approved Thursday by the Wyoming Public Service Commission.
The commission approved a request by Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power to pass along to customers the increased cost of natural gas that the utility company has been paying this winter.
The company says it has been paying about 10 dollars per thousand cubic feet of gas on the open market while its customers have only been paying about 8 dollars per thousand.
For an average residential use of eight dekatherms, the increase will amount to about 30 dollars a month from February first through September 30. The average business using 45 dekatherms will see bills about one-hundred-sixty-seven dollars a month higher.