Barely a month after learning that our natural gas bill would be going up (WAY UP) yet again, we just received another letter from the gas company notifying us of a price change. This time, however, it was welcome news. It seems that gas prices have dropped sharply in recent weeks, and that our monthly payment under the gas company’s ‘Equal Payment Plan’ (EPP) will be dropping as a result. By more than half! That’s right, our $146 monthly bill is falling to $68. In other words, after experiencing a total of 85% in price increases since last summer, our bill will now be 14% below where it was when all of this madness started. Now I’m not one to complain about price cuts, but all of these fluctuations sort of make question why they refer to this as an EQUAL Payment Plan.