Historic Cold Increases Energy Bills. Learn What You Can Do.
This winter's sustained frigid temperatures caused MGU customers to use about 25% more natural gas than they did last winter. This dramatic increase in demand for natural gas has driven up prices in the natural gas market across the nation.
Continued cold temperatures forced us to draw more gas out of storage this year compared to prior years. As a result, gas prices will remain higher as companies buy gas to refill storage.
According To The National Weather Service, The Winter Of 2013-2014:
- Ranks 8th coldest in Michigan since record-keeping began in 1871;
- Recorded 13 days when temperatures dipped below 0 degrees; 79 days when temperatures were below freezing and;
- Logged an average temperature of just 25.3 degrees.
How Can I Compare What I Used This Year Versus Past Years?
Log in to Your Account or create an account if you don't have one. Your Account contains information on your current and past usage, bill images and more.
What If I Can't Afford My Bill?
If you have a past-due balance, use our online Payment Arrangements option to schedule monthly payments and bring your account up to date.
You may also qualify for energy assistance. For more information, contact your local County Energy Assistance Program Agency.
How Can I Avoid Spikes In My Bills?
Enroll in Budget Billing, which evens out your energy bills so they're manageable all year.
What Can I Do To Reduce My Use?
It's never too late to take action to reduce your use, which can help lower your bill.