Expect to pay more for gasoline, electricity, natural gas this summer
Gasoline, electricity and natural gas are all expected to keep getting pricier. But as things “get back to normal,” gas prices are doing the same. While it only directly impacted the east coast, it had residual impacts on the nation’s gas supply, raising gas prices about $0.07 per gallon on average that week. Electricity, natural gas prices up ,tooThanks to COVID-19, electricity sales in Michigan were down 5% in 2020. This summer, expect to pay around $3 per thousand cubic feet, compared to $1.95 per thousand cubic feet last summer.mlive.com
Michigan groups get grants to help with high energy bills
LANSING, Mich. – Nine organizations across Michigan have received a total of $54.5 million in grants to help residents in their communities with energy bills. Michigan’s Public Service Commission and the state Department of Health and Human Services said the grants were awarded through Michigan Energy Assistance Program funding. The statewide Heat and Warmth Fund received about $7 million, while just over $11 million went to the Salvation Army. An emphasis will be placed on helping households earning the lowest income that have high energy bills. More than 55,000 Michigan households received Michigan Energy Assistance Program assistance in the funding period that ended Sept. 30.