Natural-gas price decline helping cities

Natural-gas price decline helping cities

There are 6 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Dec 26, 2009, titled Natural-gas price decline helping cities. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

State agencies and local governments say lower natural-gas prices are helping their budgets this year.

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Jeep02inohio

Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 26, 2009
Hmmm...Bet they'll still complain about not having enough money.
Good grief

AOL

#2 Dec 26, 2009
Yes, we in UA are getting phucked. It was my understanding a couple years ago that you could "opt in" but rather it is everyone in the city is in whether you want to be or not and you have to "opt out". And that takes two months. Nice going. Just got my gas bill, maybe the city council would like to send me the difference for their half of the deal?
Dogh

United States

#3 Dec 26, 2009
If you're going to lock in prices . . this is the time to do it. Supply news aside, I wouldn't be shorting the current market prices at this time.
Insulting

Dublin, OH

#4 Dec 26, 2009
This has been going on for years. My recollection is that in the five or so years that the consortium has been in place the participants have gotten boned. This year appears to be no different and our elected officials apparently could care less.
Near Bexley

Columbus, OH

#5 Dec 26, 2009
I know that the lower prize has been achieved mainly because of media's attention. Newspapers like Dispatch brought it out - to the attention of the residents of Ohio - showing that we have paid exorbitant amounts for gas, over and above national average - about 798 million in four short years. The regulators and gas companies are now scared that newspapers will inform us and hence are adhering to the real prizes now. Well, they have made their millions already. It's time to go under and wait for a while is their strategy. Media should keep an eye on prizes of all of the four utilities - natural gas, electricity, telephones and water so that these self-appointed so-called government regulators will not dare to charge Ohioans more than what everyone else in the country is paying for these commodities.
Emily

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 27, 2009
Insulting wrote:
This has been going on for years. My recollection is that in the five or so years that the consortium has been in place the participants have gotten boned. This year appears to be no different and our elected officials apparently could care less.
The elected officials make money when utilities make money. Why do you expect the elected officials to do anything to better the lot of Ohioans?

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