Maine households to get a break on winter heating prices, however uncertainties persist  

With thousands and thousands of households behind on utility funds and extra individuals in search of heating help, many might quickly see a welcome reprieve: The price of heating a house with pure gasoline this winter is projected to lower, the federal authorities mentioned.

Heating with electrical energy is predicted to stay comparatively steady however the price of heating oil, which is relied on by residents within the nation’s Northeast nook, will possible rise. And chaos in Congress might complicate efforts to acquire extra federal funding for heating help.

The Nationwide Power Help Administrators Affiliation applauded the Biden administration for releasing a lot of the present $4 billion in heating help to states on Tuesday — earlier than Congress’ persevering with decision expires on Nov. 15 — at a time when heating help functions are up by 15-20 p.c, and 20 million households are behind on funds to utilities.