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Energy suppliers held back gas during UK shortage

The Guardian -- Some of Britain's biggest energy suppliers were holding back gas in storage tanks at a time when the market ran into an acute shortage two months ago, triggering a doubling of wholesale prices.

The revelations came after claims the UK was within six hours of running out of gas completely on 22 March and will feed rising public and political anger over soaring power bills and previous allegations of market manipulation. ...

The revelation also comes as the industry faces allegations of manipulation in both oil and gas markets, triggering dawn raids by the European commission and reviews by Ofgem and the FCA.


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Submitted May 25, 2013 By: Eugenian
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 9:53:26 AM

Hopefully the Brits will be smarter and less corrupt that the pols in the US...time we send some of the banking crooks to jail....
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 2:52:59 AM

not good
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 1:10:46 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 12:34:40 AM

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musicreporter
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 7:10:13 PM

I imagine this angered many citizens & causes a great deal of mistrust!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 10:34:33 AM

Shocking.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 3:41:36 AM

Just call the GOP the judas party.... they sold out the country decades ago...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 3:40:44 AM

And we have the same thing here with the banks.... the GOP even has the banks writing the laws.....
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 1:12:16 AM

ok
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72_Monte
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:44:37 AM


Sounds like a hanging offense.
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wz
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:33:40 AM

The market opens up to manipulation when companies get too big, and gain too much control over government and its enforcement arms (the big oil companies are funding both political parties, so it doesn't matter to them who wins).
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:21:45 AM

Wonder what their reasons were.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:21:42 AM

I'll keep that in mind next time I plan to drive to England.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:20:56 AM

Most can live without an i-phone, few can live without energy...
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:19:55 AM

you think that doesn't happen here ??..
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:19:39 AM

Busted!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:18:38 AM

Should be heavily fined!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:18:09 AM

not cool
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0to60in6
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:18:08 AM

Stinkers indeed. But it makes me wonder how the UK allows themselves to get in such a desperate situation. Maybe some new political leaders would be in order.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:18:08 AM

I say you think Europe is bad for greed take a look at North America it is the same with all the oil and gas we have and they answer to no one. The Government does nothing and the economy pays big time because of it. Canada is worse than the USA for that we are a small nation and oil rich and we are paying over $5.00 a gallon for it makes no sense at all.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:17:39 AM

THAT'S JUST WRONG!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:16:57 AM

I bet they have do e stuff like this here as well...
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:16:14 AM

get them
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:15:41 AM

What a bunch of morons.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:15:27 AM

sad
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:12:59 AM

Is this a non-US country? And this stuff goes on? What???
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:12:52 AM

Within 6 hours of running out of gas completely? Really?
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:12:50 AM

Crooks! What else can you say?
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:11:42 AM

Greed, nothing but greed!!!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:11:41 AM

Get the platform, the stage, and the rope ready.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:10:29 AM

They make it sound just dreadful, but let me ask you: Is Apple obligated to sell you I-phones? Is your corner grocery under some obligation to stock celery? It's cynical and definitely sleazy, but I don't think it's illegal.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:10:03 AM

Crooks are crooks so get a rope.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:09:47 AM

They do things to keep the price high. They don't let out the stories or facts that cause the price to go down. That is the way it will always be. Get used to it and don't overreact !
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:08:09 AM

With prices dropping the day before a holiday weekend and the jumping 23ยข that evening, you know the market is being manipulated.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:08:07 AM

Remember the 70's?
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:07:46 AM

check the wallets.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:07:17 AM

Just like the 70's here. No shortage, just a way to GOUGE us even more.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:06:25 AM

old
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:06:09 AM

...and joe q. sucker foots the bill!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:06:07 AM

Why would we be surprised
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:05:27 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:04:39 AM

No surprise...bet they are doing it in the US as we'll!
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:02:53 AM

not surprising
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:02:01 AM

The UK should impose more regulations to stop this nonsense.
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 11:59:19 PM

Ha!
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 11:59:07 PM

Find and fine them. My wife's sister in London once
dated someone who reported a station for giving you
less gas than shown on the pump.

The officials did their own check and closed the station.
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 11:53:27 PM

Market manipulation....say it ain't so.
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 11:50:09 PM

OK.
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