Apparently the long cold winter has been hard on more than just roads, it may be causing a spike in natural gas prices.
Some alternative gas choice customers in Michigan have noticed their bills go through the roof. They were paying just a few dollars per unit a few months ago, but their last bill shows they are paying three times the going rate-- which is around $5 or $6 a unit.
The Michigan Public Service Commission says it does not regulate the natural gas prices for alternative gas choice customers.
Coming up on WILX News Ten, what you need to know before you pick an alternative natural gas provider and when customers can expect the rates to go back down.