Thursday, 2 December 2010

Fears over record gas bills in cold weather

Households face the possibility of further rises in their energy bills,
after the cold weather that has struck the country caused gas prices to rise
to the highest level for 18 months.
The National Grid has reported a significant increase in the demand for
power as many parts of Britain have been experiencing unprecedented low
temperatures for this time of year. Demand for gas yesterday was 25 per cent more than it was at this time last
year and the third highest daily amount on record, as households and
businesses turned up their thermostats. The surge in demand caused concern in the wholesale markets, with the price
of gas jumping 11 per cent to 62p per therm - the highest level in 18

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