This could get ugly:

At $1.50 per therm in July, the price of gas Peoples is passing along to customers this month is “not only the highest natural gas price this year, but the highest in history,” the company said in a news release Tuesday.

Last year at this time, Peoples customers were paying 82 cents per therm.

Related: I’m actually starting to enjoy the S-T‘s series on money-saving, for the same reason I like the obits, because they’re as real as the streets.