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Heating Bills Could Get Expensive This Winter

Reuben Gomez, 11, shovels snow from the walk at his home in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct.28, 2009. An October snow storm blanketed Colorado that could bring as much as 20 inches of snow to the Denver area by Thursday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

A natural gas shortage could mean extra-high heating bills this winter. Gas supplies were hit hard by Hurricane Ida, with 78% of gas production in the Gulf of Mexico still offline.  Meanwhile, natural gas prices are currently at a seven-year high. That could add up to very expensive heating bills this winter – for the more than 50% of U.S. homes that use natural gas.

Is your home heated by gas or electricity?  What do your heating bills look like in a typical winter?

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