Natural gas construction

Workers fuse pipe Friday morning for new natural gas lines on Messanie Street. At $7.84 per million British thermal units, the wholesale price of natural gas is getting close to the 25-year high of $13.45 after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Motorists may grumble if gasoline sells for $3 or more, but at least there’s no surprise when the daily price is posted on a sign for all to see.

Natural gas is subject to the same supply-and-demand dynamics as petroleum, but the typical consumer might not notice the price hikes until the heating bill arrives in the winter.

Greg Kozol can be reached at greg.kozol@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowKozol.

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