Winter Energy Demand Set Records, But Con Edison Bills Dropped

Lower Commodity Costs, New Pipeline Saved Customers Money -- As New Yorkers watch snow fall on the first day of spring, Con Edison said today winter bills were lower and demand for natural gas was higher than during last year's winter heating season.

The average monthly gas-heating residential bill (based on average usage of 162 therms a month) was $216, or 23 percent lower than the $279 during the winter of 2013-14.

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