State officials are telling consumers to brace themselves for about a 40% increase in the price it costs many to heat their own homes.
Natural gas is used to warm about 80% of Michigan homes.
Experts say the reason for the increase is an increasing demand for the energy, with supply not keeping pace.
The Michigan Public Service Commission warns that an average household can expect to spend about $300 more this year then last year.
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