Cost of Gas Price Increase

Most customers have heard the news of the increase in energy prices across the country expected this heating season. This price increase does not only apply to natural gas. In fact, prices for all forms of energy are increasing this year, including electricity and propane. 


  • Liberty buys the gas we deliver to our customers on the open natural gas market. There are multiple factors contributing to the market price increase:

    • Warmer temperatures across the US this summer created a higher demand for gas in the electric market, as many electric power plants are fueled by natural gas.
    • A higher than normal demand for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) exports to Europe and Asia have also driven up market prices.
    • Hurricane Ida caused a steep decline in natural gas production in August, which caused a spike in prices.
    • Last season was warmer than normal, so people used less gas than expected. This year’s projection is based on normal winter usage. Therefore, the projected increase is higher because of a higher cost of gas AND a higher expected usage.
  • The table below depicts how much an average Liberty customer in NH can expect to pay this heating season for natural gas compared to the 2020/2021 heating season. Rates for Keene customers can be seen in the second table. 

     

  • YES! Energy Efficiency can play a role in keeping heating bills manageable this winterClick the button below to view energy saving tips. 

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    Another way to make monthly bills more manageable is to sign up for Budget Billing. This program allows customers to spread out payments over the year, avoiding seasonal fluctuations in monthly gas bills. Click the button below to learn more about this program. 

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  • Yes. We offer payment arrangements to help those customers with a past due balance. 

    The state of New Hampshire also has resources to help customers having financial difficulties, such as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Neighbor Helping Neighbor, and Fuel Assistance. Click the button below for more information about these programs. 

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