State officials want to look into spiking natural gas prices as a result of winter storms affecting parts of the country. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is convening a special meeting on Tuesday, where a number of public utilities have been asked to appear and answer questions on how these price spikes affect Minnesotans. However, the meeting could be just the beginning of related inquiries. Senator Tina Smith has already called for an investigation into “possible price gouging” from energy companies as well as in the natural gas market. She says the crisis centered in Texas has had rippling effects all across the region.
State Looking To Investigate Rise In Natural Gas Prices
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-22T06:36:03-06:00February 22nd, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!