New Jerseyans to pay less for natural gas

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jerseyans will pay less to heat their homes with natural gas this winter.

The state Board of Public Utilities says an abundant supply of natural gas is translating to projected decreases in the purchase costs for utilities.

BPU President Bob Hanna says the average customer's bill has dropped 38% on average since 2008.

The BPU says the typical Public Service Electric and Gas customer will save $38 a year. The savings for Elizabethtown Gas customers will be $26. New Jersey Natural Gas customers can expect a nearly $15 savings and rates for South Jersey Gas customers will be nearly $7 lower.