Thursday, April 29, 2004

Tristate business summary

Natural gas costs going up locally

Warmer weather is doing nothing to bring down natural gas bills. Cinergy Corp. Wednesday announced higher natural gas cost adjustments for May. A typical Cincinnati Gas & Electric residential customer, using 10,800 cubic feet of gas, will pay $118.92 starting Saturday compared with $112.98 this month. The typical Union Light, Heat & Power customer in Northern Kentucky will pay $119.08 in May, up from April's $113.46. By law, the utility passes on to customers the cost of gas it buys, on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Cinergy expects gas costs to stay up through the summer because of increased industrial use.

Improve factory production

Midwest Manufacturing Solutions is sponsoring a free session Friday morning for manufacturing managers on improving their operations. The 7:30 a.m. session at Manor House in Mason features a presentation on changes at U.S. Playing Card Co. To register: (513) 381-7200, ext. 104, or go to

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