The utilities have not increased the costs. Rather, natural gas is a commodity and in this frigid winter, the wholesale price of natural gas has hit record levels.
Utility problems following last week’s big snowstorm have left a Brooklyn couple feeling powerless.
Power was restored to Con Ed customers in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn following a brief outage on Saturday afternoon.
The unusually cold temperatures means some Con Ed customers are paying an average of 15 to 20 percent more this year than last to heat their homes and keep the lights on.
Residents of West Harlem were asked to conserve energy Wednesday evening due to weather-related problems with electrical cables.
Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.
The extreme cold in recent days has led to a new winter one-day record for national gas and electric service use by Con Edison customers.
Atticus Finch, a 2-year-old Russian Wolfhound, is more cautious than usual these days after he was struck with an electrical current twice over the weekend.
The data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Con Ed’s 2.1 million residential customers in New York City and Westchester County paid an average of 25 cents per kilowatt hour in 2012.
Flames erupted in several manholes late Monday afternoon along Broadway in SoHo.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was pushing Saturday for Con Edison to take responsibility for the power failure on the Metro-North New Haven line last month.
Nine buildings in Chelsea were evacuated Tuesday, after a gas leak erupted.
Crews were preparing this weekend for the full resumption of service on the Metro-North New Haven Line, nearly two weeks after a power meltdown caused a major service disruption.
Metro-North will conduct a test running trains on the rails this weekend as the final stage to ensure the repairs were successful.
The line the MTA was counting on failed just outside what was called the freeze pit.