I receive my gas from The Energy Cooperative, not by choice, and have to pay higher gas recovery fees than others lucky enough to have Columbia gas do. Other people in the same boat as I am have complained about this so now Energy Coop is offering a lock in price through IGS that will guarantee a set fee through August 2009. The problem is the fee is already 20 cents per CCF higher than I am paying for gas from The Energy Cooperative. Forecasts say natural gas will skyrocket this winter and I am having a problem with that since gasoline has taken such a huge dive in the past few weeks. Does one go with the other, or is it time for natural gas companies to screw us like the oil companies have or futures buyers did with crude oil. I am already paying 3 times more for gas heat than I did 7 years ago, and don't want to go deeper with a locked in price, with the chance that natural gas prices decline. What is your thoughts ?