Drivers have been spending less on gasoline this summer, and according to the Energy Department, consumers are likely to continue spending less due to lower heating costs this winter. In an article about the Energy Information Administration’s Winter Fuels Outlook, New York Times reporter Clifford Krauss says lower prices and warmer weather will lower heating costs for many homeowners. Propane users will save more than most: “Propane users, mostly in rural areas and in the Midwest, are expected to spend 21 percent less this winter than last,” Krauss writes. “If winter temperatures come in as expected by U.S. government weather forecasters, U.S. consumers will pay less to stay warm this winter no matter what heating fuel they use,” Adam Sieminski, administrator of the Energy Information Administration, said in a statement.

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