Heating with natural gas could cost U.S. residential customers less than last year and may be more affordable than other heating fuels, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA). 

NEADA, an organization led by state directors from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, said in a report that while heating costs this winter “will remain unaffordable for millions of lower income families,” natural gas may be “a bright spot” for consumers. 

The average cost of natural gas this winter (November-March) is expected to decrease by 7.8% year/year to $726, according to NEADA. 

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