Graphic Credit: US Energy Information Administration
The recently released Winter Fuels Outlook from the US Energy Information Administration is predicting higher home heating expenses for Kentuckians this winter. The expected increase in heating costs is a result of more heating demand from colder weather and higher energy costs. Winter temperatures are expected to be 13 percent colder in Kentucky, compared to the 10-year-average. Fuel costs are expected to rise 12% for natural gas, 17% for home heating oil, 8% for electricity, and 18% for propane.