Britain faces a critical economic situation over energy prices


The heads of three large British companies (EDF, Good Energy and Energy UK) have asked the UK government to urgently take action due to rising gas prices, which are catastrophically threatening the future of the industry. This is reported by the British newspaper The Telegraph, citing the opinions of experts and businessmen.


Local experts say the country is facing a massive critical situation. But the rise in prices for "blue fuel" is caused by the "inactivity" of Russia, which "does not increase supplies" to European countries that have refused multi-year contracts.

This is a national crisis. Wholesale gas and electricity prices rise to unprecedented levels in the past three weeks

- told the publication Good Energy executive director Nigel Pocklington.

In turn, Investec analyst Martin Young predicts the likelihood of a jump in electricity rates up to 56%. Now the average household in the country spends 1277 pounds per year (124 thousand rubles) on this, and by April 2022 their expenses will increase to 2000 pounds per year (195 thousand rubles).

Philippe Kommare of EDF also described the current situation in the economy critical due to energy prices. He thinks that this is just the beginning of a large-scale fuel crisis and that the situation will only get worse in the future. At the same time, he stressed that the problems faced by the energy industry have become very serious. Therefore, attempts by suppliers to provide support to consumers do not bring positive results.

We remind you that in December, due to high gas prices in Great Britain, the energy company Zog Energy Limited, which supplied 11,7 consumers with “blue fuel” and electricity, went bankrupt. In general, in 2021 in the UK due to the above problems went bankrupt already 27 energy companies.
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  1. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 25 December 2021 18: 52
    +4
    the Americans even threw the Britons with gas? ahaha
    1. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
      sH, arK 26 December 2021 11: 29
      +1
      They have had their own gas and their own oil in the North Sea for too long. We got used to it. And now "Russia is to blame";) Well, for God's sake, the main thing is that everyone should understand and get used to the fact that any deal is only the result of mutual agreements and is carried out only for the duration of their validity. If you want short-term contracts - please! But given the transport shoulders, this must be done very in advance. You can do it quickly - there is LNG, and not necessarily in Russia! Isn't that what they wanted and wanted ?!
  2. Vermont Offline Vermont
    Vermont (Aslan Tsoutiev) 25 December 2021 19: 02
    -9
    Well, nothing. Now there will come a "golden" time for solar and wind energy. The rise in gas prices has made solar and wind energy from unprofitable very profitable energy sources. So for Europe, this gas problem is a very good chance for a sharp leap in alternative energy. Russia itself is pushing them to this. Another time the Europeans will know what it means to "rely on Russia" ... And I think that this story "with gas blackmail" will be the last for Europe. If not fools, then from next summer they will "score" on Russian gas.
    1. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
      antibi0tikk (Sergei) 26 December 2021 00: 56
      +6
      Another Turanchoks who thinks that the electricity in the outlet is infinite!
      I will not explain where the blades for wind turbines, PVC sheath for wires, paint, microcircuits, metal, concrete, etc. come from. Well it all appears on its own at the click of fingers and the spell "Russia must" !!! Well this is clear to everyone! What are you finding fault with ?! Just fucking! and a hundred wind turbines and a hectare of solar panels appeared! You just need to click your fingers and say the magic words! And carefree life rushed!
      And all there oil production and gas chemistry is for glasses from Mordor! How can we go there with secondary education to higher matters!
      Here you are, Pheromone, or whatever you are, Vermon or Philemon, answer my question: Crimea is Russia? or are there options?
    2. Dear sofa expert. 26 December 2021 18: 20
      +1
      Now there will come a "golden" time for solar and wind energy.

      You most likely do not know, but for example Belgium announced (23.12.2021/2025/XNUMX) the postponement of the shutdown of its nuclear power plants from XNUMX to an "indefinite time". The Europeans do not have much confidence in wind turbines and solariums.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 December 2021 20: 02
    -8
    at first everything is clear. crisis they say ...
    but then

    in December, due to high gas prices in the UK, the energy company Zog Energy Limited, which supplied 11,7 consumers with gas and electricity, went bankrupt.

    this is the level of the town, where, without any Englishmen, under the crown, the houses were squeezed out and the Criminal Code of these houses was closed ...
    1. Dear sofa expert. 26 December 2021 18: 08
      +1
      this is the level of the town

      This is your "town" level.
      11,7 thousand consumers are not a “population” of islanders. There are also dozens of enterprises. In this case, it is said about about 30. large, and a couple of hundred small.
      Also, large Bulb Energy is directly in the process of bankruptcy, and this is 1,6 million "consumers" (see above about the presence of enterprises).
      And before all this, this year 27 such energy companies have gone bankrupt in the WB, which provided more than 2 million "consumers" (also see above).

      So much for the towns.
  4. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 25 December 2021 20: 10
    -11
    I wonder what Russia will do with unsold gas, pump it into the wells?
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 25 December 2021 22: 57
      +5
      To a stupid "nebrat". There is not enough gas in the East direction. Here we will send it.
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 25 December 2021 23: 31
        -6
        In the East, China, so much has already been sent
    2. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
      Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 25 December 2021 23: 16
      +2
      Like what? Sell ​​to China laughing
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 25 December 2021 23: 36
        -8
        So he won't sell, if only the Russian Federation pays for the gas sent to China, since the price has risen, I think if the Russian Federation is 1000 USD. will pay, then China can and will agree
        1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
          Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 26 December 2021 01: 21
          +4
          Do you understand what you wrote? wassat
          1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
            Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 26 December 2021 07: 03
            +7
            it writes here not for its understanding of the scribbled, it is furious that Russia is getting fat on gas and oil, unlike jumping smart talented freedom-loving Svidomo subspecies
    3. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 December 2021 09: 30
      +2
      GasProm produced an additional 60 billion cubic meters of gas this year, compared to last year. So far it was not heard that there was nowhere to sell gas. On the contrary, voices are heard that there is not enough gas.

      For a general understanding of the situation. Europe is not applying for gas supplies from Russia. But he agrees to pay 2200 for gas from Qatar and the United States. States can triumph. The EU economy is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate. Q.E.D.
      About six months ago, I posted here Serov's painting "The Rape of Europa". Got a bunch of cons. It's not scary. You can repeat