U.S. Household Heating Expenditures
Likely Less than Projected this Winter
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U.S. heating fuel expenditures per household for the 2007-2007 winter season are likely to be less than anticipated, says the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy in its short-term energy outlook report for January.
Average household heating fuel expenditures are projected to be $873 this winter compared to $948 last year, primarily due to milder-than-average temperatures in December, according to the EIA. This would be the first winter since 2001-2002 that these household costs are expected to decline from the previous winter.