Gas Prices

Enough Is Enough - Energy Prices Can be Cheaper

Sarah Willingham | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

Millions of people across the country are feeling powerless with stupidly high bills, appalling customer service and complicated tariffs. However, this new campaign puts the ordinary consumer back in the driving seat.

Gas Prices Jump And Markets Take Fright Over Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Rising tensions over Russia's standoff with Ukraine has sent a shock wave through global stock markets and seen gas prices jump. The UK's FTSE100 s...

Why Had Ed Miliband Dumped E.On?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband switched his energy supplier to one of the "minnows" challenging the Big Six providers after being stung by a bill for £1,000. The Lab...

Royal Baby Mania or Just a Bunch of Pedigree Chumps?

Will Porter | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Will Porter

The obvious and humane alternative to our current situation is the replace the Royal family with dogs. Their Royal Doginess could be lead from community group to building site and the British public would go wild; imagine a head of state that you could pat.

We Don't Need No Regulation

Seth Freedman | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK
Seth Freedman

The knives are out for the energy companies in the press and political spheres alike, with public outrage increasing with every new revelation aired. But their anger is not directed solely at the likes of BP and Shell, but also at the lax regulatory environment which has allowed such alleged abuses to flourish for years.

Turning Up The Heat On British Gas

Seth Freedman | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

Damage limitation was the order of the day at Centrica on Monday, but the British Gas parent parent company knows its public image has been hammered once again on the back of its latest trading update.

Speaking Up For Speaking Out

Seth Freedman | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK
Seth Freedman

As whistleblowing charity Public Concern At Work (PCAW) describe it, a "culture of silence" continues to reign in workplaces across Britain, despite years of promises from politicians to improve protection and support for those bringing their concerns to light.

Big Six Backlash Boiling Over

Seth Freedman | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

The heat is on energy companies now more than ever, with public anger stoked by near-weekly revelations of egregious behaviour by Big Six firms and their peers. Tuesday's Energy and Climate Change committee grilling of power providers was an eye-opening spectacle.

Anger Over British Gas Profits As More Children Suffer In Fuel Poverty

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

The number of UK children living in fuel poverty has risen to 1.6 million as British Gas revealed they made £606 million in profit last year from the...

Energy Activists Reveal They're Being Sued By EDF (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Energy giant EDF is suing protestors and friends of the 'No Dash For Gas' campaign group for £5 million, claiming damages for the money spent and los...

Energy Watchdog Warns Price Rises Will Be Necessary To Avoid Power Shortages

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

The energy watchdog Ofgem has admitted there is little that can be done to prevent another round of price rises, as closing power stations, inflation ...

To Blow Or Not to Blow?

Seth Freedman | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

My experience at the centre of the gas price-fixing allegations has been a textbook case of what happens when companies find themselves under the spotlight after allegations of abuse have come to the surface.

George Osborne To Give 'Fracking' Go Ahead

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne is to approve the construction of up to 30 gas-fired power stations as part of tomorrow's Autumn Statement, angering environmentalists ...

Looking After Your World? Or Just Its Profit Margins?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

British Gas owner Centrica is set to make profits of £1.4 billion this year, making it the second energy supplier to announce profits at a time when ...

Charlie Thomas

'The Data Neither Supports, Nor Refutes Market Manipulation Of Energy Prices'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A top energy analyst has claimed the data provided by the whistleblower to Ofgem neither proves nor disproves any suggestion of rigging wholesale pric...

Downing Street Calls For Gas Price Fixing Inquiry

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Downing Street has called for a speedy inquiry into allegations that Britain's £300 billion wholesale gas market has been "regularly" manipulated by ...

Power companies 'Investigated by FSA Over Price Manipulating'

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

The City watchdog is today investigating claims that power companies are manipulating wholesale gas prices. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Abu's Out

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 13 November... 1) ABU'S OUT "Laughing in our faces," screams the headline on the front of the Mirro...

City Watchdog To Probe Gas Market Fixing

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The City watchdog has said it was investigating claims that the wholesale gas market has been manipulated by some energy firms. The Financial Servi...

EDF Energy To Increase Prices By More Than 10%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

EDF Energy is to increase prices for gas and electricity residential customers by 10.8% from December 7. The company price rises, due to affect thr...

With Rocketing Gas Prices Pushing Up Bills, David Cameron Must Stop the New 'Dash for Gas'

Joss J Garman | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Joss J Garman

The energy companies deserve criticism; their tariffs are almost as confusing as the government's policies. But they are also a distraction. What's driven up consumer bills is the price of gas. If the prime minister wants to stabilise them, he'll need to stand up to his Chancellor, not just the utilities.

David Cameron Triggers 'Utter Chaos' Over Energy Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has triggered "utter chaos" by announcing a new energy policy that appears to be the direct opposite of what his own energy secretary ha...

SSE Electricity And Gas Bills Soar By 9%

PA | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Energy group SSE has said it will increase tariffs by 9% on average in a move impacting around five million electricity customers and 3.4 million gas ...

Owners Of British Gas Report Increased Profits Of 23%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Centrica, the owners of British Gas have seen increased profits at its residential arm by 23%, a percentage which may anger customers who have experie...

10 Stock Images Which Could Stop You Reading A Story

Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

There are some totally mind-blowing, unforgettable, print-off-and-put-next-to-your-desk pictures which are taken everyday. Just look at the Tibetan...