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Heating costs in US will be lower this winter

Energy Dept cites forecast for a warmer season and fall in energy prices

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AFTER enduring frigid temperatures and higher energy costs last winter, many US consumers will spend considerably less this winter, mostly because a warmer season is forecast, the Energy Department projected on Tuesday.

The roughly half of US households that heat with natural gas can expect a decline of 5 per cent in their gas expenditures despite slightly higher residential prices as homes use 10 per cent less gas, the department estimated in its report on winter fuels.

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