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    • scooter74
    • By scooter74 31st Jan 11, 9:22 PM
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    scooter74
    47kg Propane Calor Gas Prices - What are you paying?
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    • 31st Jan 11, 9:22 PM
    47kg Propane Calor Gas Prices - What are you paying? 31st Jan 11 at 9:22 PM
    I would like to start a website which tracks bottled 47kg gas prices across the country in order to fight for the energy minister to regulate propane gas prices and remove the VAT from it. There are no websites which compare prices. I live in a rural area and have no real alternative Since I moved in in 2006, my 47kg gas price has risen from £26 to, today £56.50. Five years 102%. Since many people who live in rural areas are already paying the most for energy and have disproportionately low incomes I think a campaign on this is long overdue.

    Please post your location and price you are paying. If we all do it we can make a case to the government for regulation or some kind of subsidy which puts propane on a par with mains gas. Sadly overdue I think.

    So, I'll start Basildon, Essex: £56.50
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  • RomaN
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    • 1st Feb 11, 7:23 AM
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    • 1st Feb 11, 7:23 AM
    Paid £54.95 yesterday down here in Cornwall.
    • Moneysava_wannaB
    • By Moneysava_wannaB 1st Feb 11, 9:14 AM
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    • 1st Feb 11, 9:14 AM
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    • 1st Feb 11, 9:14 AM
    £52.50 picked up at travis perkins(ferndown) I drove 10miles into east dorset for that.
  • floydess
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    • 10th Feb 11, 10:38 AM
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    • 10th Feb 11, 10:38 AM
    £60 Delivered in Herts (incl VAT) Flogas

    Criminal.
  • jaycie
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 10:54 AM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 10:54 AM
    We are paying £60.00 from Flo Gas here on the Norfolk/ suffolk border. About 4 weeks ago it was £52.50 then it went up.
    Last edited by jaycie; 23-02-2011 at 10:56 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
  • jeffers2710
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 11:52 AM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 11:52 AM
    new to all this as just moved into the country and the property I rent has 4x 47kg cylinders

    now I was told that on average use 2 cylinders should last 3-4 weeks

    I have just used 2 in 2 weeks....and that is 2 hours in morning and 3-4 hours in an evening due to being at work which talking to my neighbour should last a while as that is what they do

    so something isnt right....so any ideas on how to make it last?

    the boiler is on max...do I change that, do i have it on heating only or water and heating?

    as I am paying £106 for 2 cylinders...so every 2-3 weeks is a rip!!

    any help would be greatly appreciated
  • jaycie
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    • 24th Feb 11, 11:58 AM
    jeffers2710
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    • 24th Feb 11, 11:58 AM
    We also have 4 cylinders at our rented property. In the coldest spell 2 bottles were lasting 18 days. They have recently gone up from £52.50 per cylinder to £60.00 each.

    At the moment two last up to 21 days. When we don't have the heating on in the warmer weather 2 can last the whole summer as they are then just for the gas hob and hot water.

    I wish we could get them for £106.00 for the two. My o/h is a gas engineer so I will ask him if he has any advice for you.
    • lovesgshp
    • By lovesgshp 24th Feb 11, 12:29 PM
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    • 24th Feb 11, 12:29 PM
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    • 24th Feb 11, 12:29 PM
    Jeffers2710
    We had the same problem here in Itay, while our house was being renovated. We lived in a small apartment (40sq mtrs ) and 2x 47 kg bottles lasted about 2 weeks.
    Last edited by lovesgshp; 24-02-2011 at 12:29 PM. Reason: In winter
  • no2ripoffs
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    • 7th Mar 11, 4:59 PM
    47kg cheapest gas,& how to get it.
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    • 7th Mar 11, 4:59 PM
    This is simple, & will really annoy the gas companies, who are "allegedly" exploiting the situation with the gas market !

    Game farms, breading Pheasants , etc, need large amounts of bottled gas, usually 47kgs for heating. They have great buying power, & will not tollerate getting "Ripped off".

    ITS SIMPLE... BUY YOUR GAS FROM A GAME FARM, it will cost up to 20% less, (The discount they get for quantity) Dont advertise which game farm you buy from, as the Gas companies will cut off the supply,to that farm, if they think they are selling it on.
    What I suggest is totally legal, but NOT WHAT THE GAS COMPANIES WANT !
    • nesssie1702
    • By nesssie1702 11th Mar 11, 11:50 PM
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    nesssie1702
    Wow - £60 a bottle - I wish! It's a gas hob we've got and I paid £81 for a 47kg bottle back in July of last year. No idea what they are now.

    Based in the Outer Hebrides
  • bernithebiker
    I would like to start a website which tracks bottled 47kg gas prices across the country in order to fight for the energy minister to regulate propane gas prices and remove the VAT from it. There are no websites which compare prices. I live in a rural area and have no real alternative Since I moved in in 2006, my 47kg gas price has risen from £26 to, today £56.50. Five years 102%. Since many people who live in rural areas are already paying the most for energy and have disproportionately low incomes I think a campaign on this is long overdue.

    Please post your location and price you are paying. If we all do it we can make a case to the government for regulation or some kind of subsidy which puts propane on a par with mains gas. Sadly overdue I think.

    So, I'll start Basildon, Essex: £56.50
    Originally posted by scooter74
    We too have LPG heating in two of our holiday houses. The cost has risen steadily to well over £1000 per tonne.

    Although tax is an element in this, the big reason for the rise is worldwide demand for oil products.

    Unfortunately, cheap energy is a thing of the past. We have no 'right' to expect cheap heating, electricity or road fuels.

    I believe you have to be proactive and think ahead. One of those LPG boilers is being ripped out right now, and a heat pump is going in.

    We have had a log boiler at our (large) home for over 2 years now, and only consume a tiny amount of heating oil, (our backup system).

    In some of our other houses, I have installed immersion heaters to reduce oil and gas consumption.

    Of course, nothing is foolproof, electricity prices will go up too, and so will wood. If you can make some elec yourself (panels, turbine, etc.) so much the better, and buying a small area of woodland may well prove a wise investment.

    Unfortunately it seems many people would rather buy a new Xbox or a new car, than invest in future proofing themselves against energy poverty......
  • bonneville1
    bonneville 1
    We have two prices running 5 miles apart £47 and £60 for 47KG at Redcar and Saltburn Cleveland, guess which one is closer
  • allendale
    Count me in!
    I've had a letter today! Following an increase in December my cost per litre is:

    December 2010 51.40ppl + vat
    April 4th 2011 55.40ppl + vat

    My monthly budget plan was advised to be £205.00 per month from 1st April, I dread to think what this will be following the rise!

    It would be good to know what other people are paying!
  • allendale
    Sorry....
    My gas supply is a 1000 litre tank - not a 47kg bottle... Still though we are all being ripped off I feel.
  • magamy
    We have a caravan in Dunoon, Scotland and price has just gone up to £80!
  • magamy
    We have been told its gone up to £80 for 47kg in Dunoon Scotland, surely it must be cheaper than that!
    • ICV
    • By ICV 5th Apr 11, 12:20 PM
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    ICV
    Just been quoted £75.01 for a 47kg refill (Scottish mainland)
    • bobhawke
    • By bobhawke 5th Apr 11, 8:10 PM
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    bobhawke
    We have been told its gone up to £80 for 47kg in Dunoon Scotland, surely it must be cheaper than that!
    Originally posted by magamy
    You are in the middle of nowhere and it is a caravan park so you are paying twice.
    You could get it significantly cheaper if you picked it up from Glasgow or something.

    Just been quoted £75.01 for a 47kg refill (Scottish mainland)
    Where is that and who? in Scotland we get shafted by the lack of competition
    • ICV
    • By ICV 5th Apr 11, 8:14 PM
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    ICV
    Where is that and who? in Scotland we get shafted by the lack of competition
    Originally posted by bobhawke
    Dingwall - and it was the best quote by £10
    • munchings-n-crunchings
    • By munchings-n-crunchings 10th Apr 11, 2:14 PM
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    munchings-n-crunchings
    My last bottles were £46.50 each, so bought 2.
    On delivery, I was told that the price had gone down a little.

    I'm in Notts, and purchase from G&R Grimes.

    Munchie
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