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Why is my gas bill up?

Issue No. 1736

BG Group, the integrated gas business, more than doubled its profits last year. Its profits rose by 153 percent to £425 million-and came after the record profits announced by BP, Shell and Exxon. Yet despite this record haul, the cost of gas is going up by 4 percent in a few weeks time.

The number of households being disconnected because they cannot pay has also gone up 60 percent in a decade.

Blair's thought for day

'This Labour government is about creating the right enterprise culture in Britain, which we still haven't driven all the way down in our country. We have only just gone below the surface.'
TONY BLAIR to Forbes Global magazine

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Sat 24 Feb 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1736
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