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July 19. 2013 1:47PM

NHPUC approves Northern Utilities changes to gas hedging program

Northern, under the proposed program, will cease purchasing futures contracts and begin purchasing call options to hedge against natural gas price spikes, enabling Northern to better take advantage of price-reduction opportunities.

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