Weather Alert

MidAmerican Energy Warns of Much Higher Natural Gas Bills This Winter

MidAmerican Energy is warning natural gas customers the cost of heating is going to be a lot more this winter. MidAmerican provides natural gas service in many local communities such as Colfax, Mingo, Prairie City, Monroe, Mitchellville,  Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Oskaloosa, and Ankeny. MidAmerican Spokesman Geoff Greenwood says the cost to the company to acquire the natural gas has changed dramatically.

According to Greenwood, what the company pays to buy the natural gas is the same cost customers are charged.

Greenwood notes MidAmerican does take some steps to try and mitigate the price of natural gas.

You can look for ways to winterize your home to save on heating bills. But Greenwood says if you believe your going to have difficulty paying your bill, they want to help you.

There is state heating assistance available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. Contact your local Community Action Agency to see if you qualify for financial assistance.