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To the editor: I needed to cease heating my house, as a result of for every of the final three months my payments from the Southern California Gasoline Co. have doubled. If I had continued to warmth my house, I’d be dwelling in concern of what I must pay SoCalGas in March. (“Angry about your gas bill? Spikes follow big raises for California utility executives,” Feb. 3)

However after studying in regards to the wage and advantages for the chief govt of Sempra Power, the dad or mum firm of SoCalGas, I might fairly be chilly than assume I could possibly be paying into his outrageous compensation.

Additional, it has now given me the motivation to vary to an electrical range high, put in photo voltaic panels to warmth my water and to make use of an electrical area heater solely within the room I’m occupying. If the pure fuel utility is now not economical, let’s do away with it.

Ila Tanchuk, Sherman Oaks


To the editor: I opened a mailer from SoCalGas saying that my invoice was increased this month as a result of I used extra fuel than environment friendly properties. It was my fault. There was no point out of cold-weather utilization.

I hoped SoCalGas would additionally embody info on the latest indulgent raises for its dad or mum firm executives in comparison with their many shoppers’ outrageous payments through the previous months.

After all the executives would have us consider that our payments and their compensation usually are not their fault. Our payments are our fault as a result of we’re not environment friendly, and their compensation isn’t their fault as a result of the shareholders resolve what they make.

No fear although; we taxpayers will get some aid from the state. Will Sempra’s high executives obtain a downward adjustment in compensation to contribute to the price of our rebate, or will they preserve their cash?

Mary Sikonia, Manhattan Seaside


To the editor: I assist Gov. Gavin Newsom’s name for an inquiry into the price of pure fuel.

I simply obtained a pleasant letter from SoCalGas noting that my fuel use for the month was “good,” and that our fuel use had decreased from the identical time final 12 months. Nonetheless, our month-to-month invoice elevated from about $270 then to greater than $800 now.

And this from a “regulated” trade.

Joe Hilberman, Westwood


To the editor: Following my most up-to-date month-to-month fuel invoice of $515.53, SoCalGas has generously provided the useful recommendation that “decreasing common bathe time by one minute” can save me as much as $10 per 12 months.

Trevor Thompson, Echo Park