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BGE: Warm Winter Means Lower Bills

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric customers can expect to pay $100 to $200 less to heat their homes this winter.

BGE says that in addition to warmer weather, falling commodity prices for natural gas and electricity are helping keep down bills.

BGE says on average its customers are expected to pay about 16 percent less this winter.

The central Maryland utility says the typical residential gas customer can expect a total gas bill of approximately $486 for the period beginning Nov. 1 and ending March 31, compared to $584 a year earlier.

Customers with electric heat are expected to pay about $1,040 for the same period, compared to $1,240 the year before.

Delmarva Power, meanwhile, says electricity use for its Maryland customers was down more than 10 percent in December.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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