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We Energies customers enjoy gas bill savings of 24 percent

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Customers of Wisconsin's largest utility caught a break this past winter.

After paying almost $800 to keep warm during the "polar vortex" winter of 2013-14, bills for a typical We Energies customer were down by almost $190 for the six-month heating season that ended April 30.

Company spokesman Brian Manthey tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that a typical customer's bill fell 24 percent to $596 between Nov. 1 and April 30.

While this past winter was 9 percent colder than normal, the previous winter was worse at 20 percent colder than average. Manthey says the price of natural gas remained stable meanwhile, with none of the spikes seen in the previous winter.

The State Energy Office says propane and heating oil users also saw savings.

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