Natural gas rates in Elizabethtown are indicative of the plummet in fuel prices over the last few months. December rates fall several dollars below the November rate and are lower than the rate one year ago.
Mayor David Willmoth said the rate for 1,000 cubic feet was $8.59 for December, down from November’s rate of $9.64. The average usage by household per month is 5,000 cubic feet, at a new rate of $48.95. November’s average expenditure was $54.20. Last year’s average expenditure topped out at $51.40, Willmoth said.