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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Higher natural gas prices and a colder than normal winter will result in an increase in the bills of most Columbia Gas of Ohio residential customers participating in the budget payment plan.

According to a news release from the  company, the average monthly budget payment plan amount will increase by 30 percent, or $20.00, for most residential customers participating in the budget payment plan, effective immediately.

The increase from the current average of $67.00 to $87.00 is reflective of a significantly colder than normal winter that resulted in higher market prices for natural gas and increased consumption, says Columbia.

Columbia Gas reviews budget accounts each winter to determine the impact of weather conditions and swings in the market price of natural gas.

The budget plan spreads natural gas costs evenly over a 12-month period, lessening the impact of winter heating bills.

The amount is based on historical gas usage patterns for the home, the projected cost of natural gas on the wholesale market, and current rates for service and delivery.

Approximately 72 percent of a wintertime natural gas bill is comprised of the cost of natural gas.

Columbia Gas of Ohio delivers natural gas to approximately 1.4 million customers in 61 of Ohio's 88 counties including Columbiana County.

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