As gas nudges up, I have ways to save you on summer driving

...published many years ago by the U.S. Department of Energy.One of its big points was that I could save 12 percent on my gas bill by keeping my car tuned, 15 percent by buying radial tires (years ago, remember?) and keeping them properly inflated...

Natural gas bill unnaturally high

...Company (Georgia Power) is in negotiations to become a natural gas provider. I then looked at my Georgia Power natural gas bill. I mean really looked. Amazing. I find that our old company, Atlanta Gas Light, is still in my billing and that the...

Lawmakers debate benefits of gas bill

ATLANTA - For low-income Georgians, the effects of Gov. Roy Barnes' natural gas bill are fairly easy to figure out. They would get to sign up with a regulated gas company, and their monthly costs would be kept...

Seeks explanation for utility bills

I am writing in regard to my gas bill. I just wonder if Atlanta Gas Co. thinks I won the lottery...certainly don't use heat in 90 degree weather; yet, my gas bill for the last three months has been $9.95, $15.87...

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Business briefs

Biz bites Go online to check natural gas prices Wondering whether you're getting a good deal on your natural gas bill? You can check by going to the georgia public service commission's Web site, where you can find an "apples-to-apples...

Gas deregulation too expensive

I just received my natural gas bill. For using zero therms, it was $26.39. When gas was regulated, my bill was $7 per month for zero therms. Our Georgia legislators...

Protests perpetual payment for pipe

In support of David K. Simpson's Aug. 15 letter, "Reveals surprise in July gas bill," I would like to put in my two cents worth. I am very angry at the tacking on of a base charge. My April, May, June and...

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Many seek help to heat homes

The 84-year-old woman was like thousands of other Georgians this week - cut off because a $1,100 natural gas bill really didn't hit home until the temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s. Now she is among hundreds locally who are...

Heating bills burn residents

...78-year-old Columbia County resident, adding that her gas bill came at the same time she needed some work done on her...really surprised me." She's not alone in suffering from gas bill sticker shock. Rising natural gas and propane rates have...

Bill triples

...explaining who is to blame for high gas bills: During the summer, I use zero therms (I only use gas for heating) my gas bill is $21. Before deregulation my summer bill was $7. Who gets the blame for my summer bill tripling? Tony Kitchens...

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