August 18, 2005

MidAmerican Energy to public: Bend over

Those who use natural gas to heat their homes should brace themselves for prices that are expected to be 30 to 40 percent higher this winter than last.

Allan Urlis, director of media relations for MidAmerican Energy Co., said there are three factors contributing to the projected increase in the price of natural gas: increasing prices for crude oil, high demand for natural gas to generate power to run air conditioners during a summer heat wave, and higher than normal tropical storm activity.

Tropical storms have disrupted natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, the source for 25 percent of the natural gas used in the United States, Urlis said.

Ouch! Gotta love this Bush economy. But look at the bright side. This could be an opportunity to get rid of some clutter by burning old furniture for heat.

13 Comments:

At 8/18/2005 9:48 AM, Blogger theheadusher said...

Act like a Democrat all you want Dope, but everyone now knows that you are a die-in-the-wool Republican! You can stop the act!

 
At 8/18/2005 9:54 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Ok, ya got me. I'm really Alan Keyes.

 
At 8/18/2005 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not get stupid here Dope, everyone knows that Allen Keyes is smarter than you! Howvwer, it is true that both of you are Republicans!

 
At 8/18/2005 10:45 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Wow!!

 
At 8/18/2005 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can run Dope, but you can't hide you who you are!

 
At 8/18/2005 11:46 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

rant on brother. I've got better things to do.

 
At 8/18/2005 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope, you have no life beyond that which we give you. Your life is so pathetic, that you don't want people to know who you are. But that my firend is about to end!

 
At 8/18/2005 1:08 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Aw c'mon. I'm still your "firend".

 
At 8/18/2005 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope we remain friends after I out you!

 
At 8/18/2005 6:10 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Whatever.

 
At 8/19/2005 7:02 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well back to the subject - our power bills.

Since the new Mayor of Moline says he is going to retire in January, heck that should save the MidAmerican so much cash that should just about cover our extra energy costs and then our bills won't go up!

Except if you live in Moline, Don Welvaert is gonna raise your taxes so the money will still come out of your wallet one way or another thanks to Don - either from his little company he retires from - or from the City. Either way, Don's hands are all over it!!

Some of your extra money you pay for utilities will go to Don Welvaert's pension fund for him to collect a check and pretend he knows what is going on as Mayor. What a joke - and expensive one that is.

 
At 9/18/2008 10:44 AM, Blogger Chus said...

This is what I think: MidAmerican Buys Constellation Energy

 
At 9/18/2008 6:47 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Interesting indeed.

 

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