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Energy Secretary: Americans Should Expect To Pay More For Gas, Heat

Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Dana Bash Sunday to address the rising cost of energy in America. – GRETCHEN CLAYSON

“It will be more expensive this year than last year,” said Jennifer Granholm in regard to heating costs. “We are in a slightly more beneficial position, certainly relative to Europe because…they’re going to pay five times higher. We have the same problem in fuels that the supply chains have. The oil and gas companies are not flipping the switch as quickly as the demand requires.”