Letters to the Editor

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Tag: natural gas

Jan.
26th

ENERGY: PSE overpriced, unprepared for outages

Over the last year, the price of natural gas has dropped 35 percent to $2.40 per unit on the open market. I didn’t see a 35 percent rate decrease filed by Puget Sound Energy, but it did file for another annual increase.

From its peak, natural gas has dropped dramatically, by 80 percent, over the last five years. How many rate decreases have we experienced during that same period? Should there be some correlation between the price of natural gas and utility rates?

Every year, PSE files for a 6 to 10 percent increase, knowing it will be reduced slightly

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March
7th

GAS: Transitioning to CNG would ease fuel costs

I work with a gentleman with family in Peru. In Peru it costs $300 to convert a car so it will run on both gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It costs $6,000 to do the same thing here.

Our government has effectively halted all new drilling for oil here in the U.S., forcing us to purchase ever more oil from people who want to kill us. The fact that we are forced to use a single type of fuel has effectively prevented any real competition and artificially drives demand up.

The U.S. has ample supplies of natural gas (200-plus

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