January 2014 was an extremely cold month across the country. Many regions experienced record cold temperatures. The weather caused a significant increase in natural gas consumption resulting in an increase in the market price of gas. How cold was January? It was almost 30% colder than the average temperature and 50% colder than January 2013. If your 2014 budget was based on 2013 cost and consumption, expect this winter’s cost to be above budget. Please contact Buerger Energy to discuss your future purchasing strategy.