Natural gas is flowing in near record amounts as Wisconsin residents try to keep warm. Madison Gas & Electric nearly broke a record on Sunday, and spokesman Steve Kraus says they probably would have if the demand peaked during the week. Having schools and offices closed for the weekend help lower usage.
Despite growing use during the cold weather, Kraus says there's no risk of supplies running short. He says things are looking good if the deep freeze continues.
However, bad news could be on the horizon for natural gas utility customers statewide. Kraus says prices could easily spike as energy prices continue to fluctuate. Of course, how much you use your furnace also has an impact on the size of the bill.