NY utilities have plenty of natural gas for winter

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York regulators say utilities won't have any problem supplying natural gas this winter and consumers can expect a price break.

The Public Service Commission said Thursday there's enough gas and delivery capacity to meet the demands of a severe winter.

It also says the price of gas is expected to be 12 percent lower than last season because of earlier utility purchases and price hedging.

There are almost 4 million natural gas heating customers in New York.