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PG & E To Hike Natural Gas Costs For Customers

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Sacramento, CA — Pacific Gas and Electric is telling its customers in some parts of California they can expect to pay more for natural gas in October, a lot more.

PG & E says natural gas costs will increase by 70-percent compared with the same period last year.

And San Diego Gas and Electric expects household customers to pay 45 percent more for natural gas during the winter.

PG & E says Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devestated natural gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, causing prices to surge nationally.