March 9, 2001
Fuel Prices Skyrocket on Some Campuses
The weather across the nation for much of this winter has been frightful, as have heating bills. Colleges weren't spared as temperatures plunged and natural-gas prices soared.
Cornell University paid $270,000 for natural gas in January, nearly double the $140,000 charge in January 2000.
At Montana State University at Bozeman, the tab for natural gas hit $224,697 in January, up 38 percent from $162,383 a year earlier. Edward I. Sondeno, Montana State's assistant director of