Gas

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BP profits rise to £23bn, adding fuel to calls for toughened windfall tax
Figure comes on back of sharp increase in gas prices linked to Russia-Ukraine war

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @7:20 AM

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The next energy inquiry should focus on Ofgem’s sleeping policemen
The prepayment meter scandal was worsened by Ofgem swallowing assurances that rules were being followed

Nils Pratley

06, Feb, 2023 @6:47 PM

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Billionaire investor Křetínský and trader Vitol eye fortune in British power plant subsidies
Exclusive: Looming auction to earmark £1.5bn to put power generators on standby and keep the lights on

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

05, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The Observer view on the shameful premium that the poorest pay for their energy | Observer editorial
The forced installation of costly prepayment meters must be stopped. Give low-income consumers a proper safety net instead

Observer editorial

05, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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‘This is bullying’: How much of your money are gas suppliers holding?
Revelations that suppliers have been stockpiling credit amid soaring bills have sparked fears customers are being taken advantage of

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @1:43 PM

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How Putin’s plans to blackmail Europe over gas supply failed
Within eight months of Russia invading Ukraine, the EU’s 27 states had replaced about 80% of the natural gas they used to get from Moscow

Philip Oltermann in Berlin, Jon Henley and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris, Sam Jones in Madrid and Shaun Walker in Budapest

03, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Energy bailiffs for the poorest, huge profits for the richest: this is Britain in 2023 | Gaby Hinsliff
The British Gas scandal about vulnerable people being forced on to prepayment meters is just the latest cruelty in this crisis, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

02, Feb, 2023 @5:27 PM

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Renters and families to be hit hardest by new gas price rises, advocates warn
Consumer Policy Research Centre survey reveals 11% of Victorians asked for payment assistance from energy provider

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @5:26 AM

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Norway urged to step up Ukraine support after profiting from war
Norwegian campaigners and luminaries say Oslo must do more after earning billions in extra oil and gas revenue

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @5:06 PM

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Celebrities call on UK banks to stop financing new oil, gas and coalfields
Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson and Mark Rylance add their voices to Richard Curtis’s Make My Money Matter campaign

Rupert Jones

25, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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The latest hot potato? Gas stoves. Will the culture wars never end? | Emma Beddington
Never ones to let the flames of a culture war go unfanned, Republican politicians have waded into the argument over an imaginary plan to ban gas hobs, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Businesses berate ‘scattergun’ approach to UK government energy support
Exclusive: small business and hospitality groups urge rethink to let firms renegotiate fairer contracts and stave off closure

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @4:46 PM

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