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Natural Gas: Prices

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the average cost has been of a unit of gas supplied to domestic dwellings in each year since 1997; (300587)

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of units of gas consumed in domestic dwellings in the United Kingdom in each year since 1997.

The information is as follows:

Domestic consumption (TWh)

Average price per unit (pence/kWh)

1997

345.5

1.8

1998

355.9

1.8

1999

358.1

1.7

2000

369.9

1.6

2001

379.4

1.6

2002

376.4

1.7

2003

386.5

1.8

2004

396.4

1.9

2005

384.0

2.1

2006

365.9

2.6

2007

352.9

3.1

2008

363.3

3.2

2009

1194.2

4.0

1 January-June 2009

Price information is the average unit price for GB customers consuming 18,000 kWh per year paying on standard credit terms. Figures for 2009 are provisional. Consumption data for 2009 are given up to the latest available month (June).