Post by Vicky
Can I ask how many units of electricty you use a month?
I have had the first one month bill from bulb for electricty only,
together with a letter saying their charges are increasing by 2.8%
When I decided to switch the estimate I got was around £64 for both G
& E and the gas has not switched yet but E was £66.65 so I was a
little disconcerted. I will see how the gas goes when that switches.
We used 468 units. this is normal use for us.
They say the increase will cost us an extra £11.20 a month. :(
Somewhat off topic but I couldn't think where else to put this:
From another newsgroup, today -
Apparently gas consumption today would be 400M cubic metres, but
there's only 350M cubic metres available, so a gas deficit has been
declared. This means large industrial users will have their gas cut
off for part of the day.
The two contributory factors are 1/3rd extra usage today over normal
due to the weather, and two gas import docks broken down.
Centrica closed our North Sea gas storage last year, which held 9
weeks supply of gas, due ot it being not commercially viable
anymore. Gas spot price currently 190p/therm.
So the wholesalers will be okay: they'll sell their stocks and make a
profit doing so. No incentive to consider the country or their
customers, only the bottom line.