|Nå er eg fortærandes sinna.
Våre vannmagasiner renner over og i stedenfor billigere kraft som det var tidligere ved slike forhold vil el bli dyrere til vinteren. Hvorfor det? Jo nå er vi blitt internasjonal og el er konkurranseutsatt. I stedetfor billigere el blir det dyrere. Bestemt utenfor våre grenser. Tull.
I England skjer det samme med den britiske gassen. Høyere priser på kontinentet fører til at nå når prisreguleringen er opphevd i England så er gassprisen doblet.
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A BAN on continental gas monopolies buying supplies piped from Britain is being urged by industrial companies protesting about a doubling of their own gas bills.
The Energy Intensive Users Group, which includes steel, cement, glass, chemical and paper producers, wants the sanction imposed until continental gas markets are more fully open to competition. They believe the sharp rise in prices is due as much to the actions of the monopolists as soaring oil prices. Gaz de France, Gasunie and others have been big purchasers of gas exported through the North Sea inter-connector.
Industrial prices in Britain have leapt from 11p a therm to 26p a therm in just 10 months this year. Centrica, trading as British Gas, says it will protect domestic customers against a huge increase. Companies have protested and warned the surge is putting plants and jobs at risk at a time when they are facing up to the extra costs imposed by the Government's climate change levy, also known as the energy tax.
North Sea producers say the jump is the result of the link with oil prices but the industrial members of the group believe it is more closely tied to the huge rise in exports through the North Sea pipeline and market manipulation. Higher continental gas prices have encouraged the export surge but manufacturers say the advantage has now disappeared and argue that "inflation is now being imported back through the pipeline".
10 February 2000: British Gas was freed from controls on pricing.
Og dermed var det gjort.
Jeremy Nicholson, economic adviser to the group, said yesterday: "All the benefits of a liberalised British gas market have disappeared in less than a year."
(Dette er det samme med vår el.mener jeg.)
Ha en god dag.