Axios: Natural Gas Heating Bills To Rise 28% This Winter Because Of Ukraine

Normally, I am not much of a voter, but this election cycle is different. I’m growing more enthusiastic about voting in the midterms. For once, I am looking forward to it.


“Though natural gas prices have fallen recently, this year’s spike related to Russia’s war on Ukraine will still mean higher household heating bills for Americans this winter.

The big picture: The Energy Information Administration forecasts that households that use natural gas as their primary home heating fuel — nearly half of all households — will see their average winter heating costs rise 28% this year to $931. …

But, but, but: U.S. wholesale natural gas prices are still up 68% so far this year. …

We’re in the midst of a cold snap in the Deep South.

As it happens, this year my isolationist foreign policy views are neatly aligned with my views on Russia, my hatred of PMC social liberalism, the military-industrial complex, the Deep State and the amount of money that I am spending in higher prices at the gas pump, the grocery store and on the gas bill.

Note: The shitlibs here in Auburn have Ukraine flags and “Hate Has No Home Here” signs in their yards.


  1. And that’s just for you all on that side of the Atlantic.

    Imagine what I’m going through.

    And that’s provided there’s going to be enough NG at all, which is still not a given.

  2. Don’t be a fool. Lots of things burn and produce heat and warmth. do not lock yourself into high priced fuels. Old tires and spent roofing materials produce a ton of heat at little or no cost. If nature boy wants to freeze to death, that is his business but no reason you should follow suit.

    • Burn tires and shingles to heat your home? Did you reason this bit of advice out on your own, or did you read or hear it somewhere? I’m always curious when I read such authoritative assertions from people.

    • That’s brilliant, Bob. Assuming you don’t burn down your house in the process I couldn’t think of anything more aromatic than the smell of burnt rubber and God knows what else in singles.

    • Wood doesn’t go very far, it’s mostly empty space. A dozen years back we had a 150 foot Douglas Fir fall over in a storm, and they chopped the trunk into foot long segments. I got a splitter and filled most of my deck with it and let it dry a few months, A pile the size of a minivan. I had fires on the weekend evenings for about 4-6 months and it was gone. Just a living room fireplace, not really enough to heat the rest of the place. So back in the day where these houses had multiple fireplaces it must have taken a lot of wood to go through the entire winter, and a lot of work keeping these fires going. Like in the classic illustrations in the Night Before Christmas book by Florence Sarah Winship. Your home would be 59 degrees or so back then too, no “thermostat” to crank it up to 70. The kind of crap these rich liberals pushing for green deindustrialization take for granted…

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