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Natural Gas: Prices

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information he holds on the average cost of gas to (a) domestic and (b) commercial consumers in other EU member states for the purposes of benchmarking. (206040)

BERR calculates and publishes UK price information on a time series basis. These data are then presented alongside data for EU and other G7 economies.

Domestic retail prices for gas for countries in the EU are published quarterly in section 5 of ‘Quarterly Energy Prices’, the latest edition of which was published in March 2008 and is available online at

http://www/berr.gov.uk/files/file45393.pdf.

Table 5.10.2 on page 70 shows average gas prices, including taxes, for the EU25 member states.

Table 5.8.2 on page 67 shows average gas prices, including taxes, for non-domestic consumers. The Department does not hold any data on gas prices to commercial consumers.