MSE News: OFT rules out heating oil price regulation

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"The off-grid energy sector does not need price regulation as consumers have enough choice, reveals OFT research ..."

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  • HateLPG
    HateLPG Posts: 464 Forumite
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    edited 18 October 2011 at 7:50PM
    I am struggling to contain my anger about this appalling report, published earlier today :mad:

    NOTE: While I originally posted a more detailed initial critique here, I decided that they were better merged with another post. I don't want to "cross-post", so I have moved the original content of this post and posted it with some more thoughts on this topic here, in the "Bulk LPG - Cheapest Suppliers/Supply Route" thread (I'm an LPG user, so that's where I usually post anyway!), and included an update on the OFT position, opportunities to respond and some other useful contact addresses if you want to make some appropriate representations of disgust!
  • shelleyj
    shelleyj Posts: 14 Forumite
    When ringing round for heating oil prices i got a shock. although there are more than 4 supliers covering our area they are largely owned / run buy the same company now even whilst still trading under the original company names. So i think competition keeping prices down is not likely to happen
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  • HateLPG
    HateLPG Posts: 464 Forumite
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    shelleyj wrote: »
    ...although there are more than 4 supliers covering our area they are largely owned / run buy the same company

    Let me guess: DCC Plc?

    This report really is an utter load of Hogwash and in no accepted definition of the word could it be described as "impartial"

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
  • andyt8
    andyt8 Posts: 113 Forumite
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    HateLPG wrote: »
    Let me guess: DCC Plc?

    This report really is an utter load of Hogwash and in no accepted definition of the word could it be described as "impartial"

    :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Yes I get so annoyed listening to the radio when they keep on talking about the "poor people" with their gas price rises - I just wish my oil price had only risen the same percentage as the gas prices did. From 46.5p in Oct 2010 to 56.5p in Oct 2011 plus the VAT.
  • ICV
    ICV Posts: 47 Forumite
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    The report can be summed up thus :- "Not on the mains gas grid ? - tough s***, you're on your own"
  • HateLPG
    HateLPG Posts: 464 Forumite
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    ICV wrote: »
    The report can be summed up thus :- "Not on the mains gas grid ? - tough s***, you're on your own"

    I wonder if copies of the report could be used as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion systems?? ;)
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