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National Grid responds to higher bill questions

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Due to the cold snap covering most of the country, National Grid customers will notice an increase in bills.

National Grid delivers energy use from outside energy sources that cost them money each time a thermostat it turned up. Customers will see increased bills starting this upcoming bill cycle because of this. 

From Albany to parts of Alabama, folks have been straining natural gas supplies -- cranking up the heat in higher numbers.

"It's been across the whole eastern seaboard, even down to the south, which is not typical. There's been a large increase in usage. A lot of these electrical suppliers use natural gas to fuel their plants, and that has caused a spike in natural gas and caused the energy supply costs to go up," said National Grid spokesperson, Patrick Stella.

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