BUDGETWATCH -- More Than $100 Million Wasted Gives Philadelphians Gas Pains

The cold weather has a lot of people thinking about heating bills and in Philadelphia that is reason enough to have gas pains.  But the situation is worse than high bills.  In recent years, the privilege of being one of only a tiny handful of cities in the country to own and operate its own gas utility has cost the city more than $100 million.  Philadelphians often complain about the Philadelphia Gas Works, its high rates, and its poor customer service, but few realize that the utility has become a tremendous cost for city taxpayers.  Like a gas leak — the situation stinks.  (Visit BUDGETWATCH to read more)