Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
1. Highest bill: Houston, TX at $127.69
2. Lowest bill: Los Angeles, CA at $32.75
3. Largest Month over Month (MOM) increase: Phoenix, AZ from $70.61 to $108.65
4. Largest MOM decrease: Chicago, IL from $66.47 to $45.07
The city with the highest bill for May was Houston, TX at $127.69. The greatest increase in monthly bill was Phoenix, AZ, from $70.61 in April to $108.65 in May. This is typical for Phoenix since the start of the summer season is beginning and temperatures usually reach the high 90’s in May. This trend will continue throughout the summer season as Phoenix will fluctuate between the high 90’s and 100’s.
As in April, Los Angeles, CA once again has the lowest bill at $32.75 in May. Chicago, IL saw the greatest decrease, which was a decrease of $21.40 compared to its April average bill. Chicago, IL saw a significant drop in May to $45.07. Chicago temperatures slowly began to rise into the 60’s, however the majority of May stayed decently chilly, which helped keep high electricity bills grounded.
1. Highest bill: New York, NY at $43.42
2. Lowest bill: Orlando, FL at $13.73
3. Largest MOM increase: Los Angeles, CA from $27.52 to $28.24
4. Largest MOM decrease: Atlanta, GA from $63.08 to $16.98
The highest overall bill for May was New York, NY at $43.42. Indianapolis was a close runner up at $38.26. This is due to the Midwest and Northeast enduring a longer winter season this year. Snowstorms eventually dissipated; however, cool air from the north occupied these areas well into the month of May. The cooler temperatures in these areas helped keep natural gas a high priority.
Orlando had the lowest bill in April at $13.73. This is primarily due to temperatures remaining in the high 80’s for most of the month, reducing the need for natural gas. The southern states will continue to see a huge decline in their natural gas bill as temperatures rise dramatically in the summer and remain consistently hot for the majority of the year.
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