Americans should expect to shell out more money to heat their homes this year — especially if it’s a very cold winter.

This could be the most expensive winter for natural gas heated households in more than a decade all thanks to Biden.

Natural gas is one of the most popular ways to heat homes in the U.S. Experts are already warning that people should brace for much bigger bills when the cold weather kicks in. And that’s just if we see an average winter of average temperatures. Any severe cold snaps could drive up demand, driving up prices even more.

According to The New York Times report, the price of the crude oil used to make the heating oil has almost doubled, as well as the propane that’s used to heat another 10% of homes.

Last month, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report warning that the cost of heating oil is expected to rise approximately 43% compared to last year due to “higher expected fuel costs as well as more consumption of energy due to a colder winter.”

There are several factors said to be in play, including a mismatch between supply and demand, lower inventories of global fuel, and incentives that allow producers to raise prices.

The growing prices come as consumers also see inflation hitting hard in other areas, such as the prices of gasoline and groceries.

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That just adds up to a lot of frustration from consumers who don’t know how they’re going to pay to keep their families warm this winter and don’t care about confusing explanations, said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association. 

“The public is going to get angry,” when the high bills start coming in December or January, said Wolfe, who heads the group of state officials that administers assistance. 

People in the southern half of the country, where winters are mild, mainly depend on electricity and may not face a similar price spike, according to experts. 

But people living in rural areas and the Northeast and Northern Plains who depend on heating oil and propane could face much higher bills this winter because of fluctuations in the fuel prices. A bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jack Reed, D-R.I., have now written to the White House to ask for “targeted actions” because of the state of the energy markets. 

These actions would include limiting the export of natural gas resources and using stock from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to reduce the impact of regional shortages, the senators wrote. 

The Biden administration last week authorized an early release of 90% of the $3.75 billion that is dedicated to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which has gotten $4.5 billion in additional energy grant funds this year. The program’s funding isn’t usually released until Congress approves all budget items for the fiscal year, but the exception was made while the arguments over the pending spending bills went on.

Wolfe’s group is asking Congress for another $5 billion for the program to be included in the social safety package still under negotiation. 

Sources: NewsMax, The New York TimesCollins

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