NIPSCO warning of higher home heating costs this fall, winter

(J. Tyler Klassen/Elkhart Truth)

Due to current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers could expect to see increased costs this winter
compared to last year, which is a trend across much of the country.

Each year, NIPSCO and other Indiana energy providers provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming cold weather season. Projections take into account market forecasts, supply trends and storage levels, and are based on normal weather projections. If temperatures are colder or warmer than normal, usage amounts and bills could differ.

NIPSCO has been the lowest natural gas cost provider in Indiana on average over the last 10 years according to IURC comparisons (Source: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s 2021 Residential Bill Survey).

There are two primary components of natural gas bills – the cost of the natural gas itself and the cost of delivering the natural gas to customers. For the cost of natural gas itself – which is largely dependent upon the market prices – NIPSCO does not control these costs; the company passes them directly through to customers with no markup and does not profit on that portion of the bill.

Before billing, natural gas commodity costs must be reviewed and approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Keeping costs down related to the delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses is essential, and NIPSCO is actively working to institute technologies and other system improvements to create long-term efficiencies for the benefit of customers.

Over the course of the upcoming fivemonth winter heating season — Nov. 1 to March 31 — NIPSCO’s average natural gas residential customers using 630 therms could expect to pay approximately $590 total. This compares to $422 last winter, and it represents about a $168 difference or $34 per month on average from Nov. to March.

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Charles U Farley October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

You mean attacking the energy sector in favor of the Great Green Grift and devaluing the currency to hand out “free” money to everyone for not working has a real world impact on the cost of energy? Say it isn’t so!


Jim woods October 16, 2021 at 7:59 am


Slacker06 October 16, 2021 at 1:01 pm

NIPSCO has a lot to be blamed for but not for the coming price hikes. It is Dopey King Xo and his foolish policies that shut off natural gas exploration and production. In a few short months we went from full fuel independence to that stupid stooge asking OPEC to increase production to make up for his foolish ideas. Perhaps Dopey King Xo and Hunter have stock in the Jimmy Carter sweater factory????

joe jones December 6, 2021 at 8:25 am

ALL BECAUSE THEY CAN !!! and Brandon has no effin clue– he is the total cause of this


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