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Business digest: FPL: Lower fuel costs could trim area bills

Florida Power & Light Co. said its 2009 fuel bill is running about 6 percent less than originally estimated.

If the trend continues through year end, that would bring additional savings for customers in 2010, the company said in a release.

The utility, which filed a mid-year report to state regulators Tuesday, said the customer savings would be on top of the already projected $5-per-month savings in 2010 for typical residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours monthly. The report did not estimate the extent of the additional savings.

Florida Power & Light is a subsidiary of FPL Group, whose stock trades as FPL on the New York exchange. It closed at $56.41 Tuesday, down 1.05 percent.