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Xcel, CenterPoint make millions while customers get stuck with bills after February storm

 

CenterPoint tallied $2.2 billion in extra gas costs - including about $500 million in Minnesota.

Despite racking up huge natural gas costs from a historic storm in February, CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy both posted strong profits during the first quarter.

In fact, Xcel's earnings included $27 million in commodity trading profits stemming from the storm. The company said its power-trading operations also saved its customers about $190 million during the big freeze, which paralyzed major gas producing regions and sent prices skyrocketing. Gas is a major fuel for both home heating and electricity generation.

CenterPoint tallied $2.2 billion in extra gas costs - including about $500 million in Minnesota - while Xcel incurred $965 million, with $215 million from Minnesota. Consumers in Minnesota and other states will likely pay those costs, adding potentially hundreds of dollars to their annual gas bill.

https://www.startribune.com/xcel-centerpoint-make-millions-while-customers-get-stuck-with-bills-after-february-storm/600055326/

 

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