Comments on: Who’s to blame for the gas price rise? http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/ Insights from the UK and beyond Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:44:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4734 Sat, 02 Aug 2008 23:40:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4734 The recent rise in gas and fuel should make us all realise that we are using up earths limited natural resources at ever increasing rates. As the demand from developing countries continues to grow the dwindling resources will be sold to the highest bidders. The cost of energy derived from fossil fuels will become a lot more expensive and we are getting a taste of things to come. It is imperative that we start to think about sustainable living that does not rely on ever increasing consumption.

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By: Nan http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4693 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 09:13:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4693 Surely high energy prices will not only hit the public but industry and the services too. I strongly believe that all the ‘green’ issues have added to misery and the government just grows rich on the proceeds. Why not give money to people for the installation of solar panels etc.? That would at least show a bit of forward planning rather than the ‘tax the profligate’ ideology they have now.As for who is to blame, I’d say Globalisation.

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By: Stephen H http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4687 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:03:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4687 The therm is mightier than the sword. All those years that we spent beating the rest of the world, now it`s payback time. Thanks a lot Maggie for selling everything bar the kitchen sink ( only because it`s probably leased from someone else ) We will soon be back to the Good Old Days !!!!!!!!!!!

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By: Chris Moore http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4685 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:22:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4685 It’s about time that directors gave the impression that they know what it is like to live like the rest of us. Excessive salaries and bonuses are clearly leading to a “them and us” mentality that can only damage business in the long run. The present disrespect for customers will only serve to destroy the reputation of business and will lead, eventually, to a loss of confidence in the financial system as a whole.

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By: Smiffy http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4684 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:39:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4684 This is all succesive governments fault, did they really think UK Oil and Gas reserves would last forever?Not only that, they played a silly game with the USA sucking oil and gas out the ground as quick as possible in order to bankrupt the ex-soviet union, whom now will bankrupt us!During the years of almost free North sea oil, we should have set about an expansion of non fossil fuel electrical expansion, even this labour government should have seen the chalenges 10 years ago and addressed them early, time we had engineers and scientists in the house of commons and not clueless lawyers leaving everything to market forces.

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By: Stephen http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4683 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:16:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4683 I agree that this is all about greed and the shareholders. I work for Lloyds TSB which has just announced a statutory profit reduction of 69% but you don’t see Lloyds running round trying to charge all its customers for using its banking services (though that may eventually come depending the overdraft saga outcome). So come on gas companies. Take the pain. We are.

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4682 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:50:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4682 Ita about time that the Labour party woke up and represented the people in need, the only way forward is to renationalise all the utilities, as profit for the rich is causing distress for the poor and needy.

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By: peter savage http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4681 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:06:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4681 Why are costs in europe so much cheaper and why are they not suffering the same increases? Could it be that so many of our utility companies are european owned and they see us as ‘treasure island’? The regulators need to compare costs across europe to be sure we are not being taken for a ride. Surely this is why we joined the EEC?

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By: Richard Walsh http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4679 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4679 Sky high salaries, sky high pension deals, sky high expense accounts, inadequate business model, poor investment, bad planning, increased dividend, misleading spin…….So how is this situation better than Nationalisation?

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By: Toby http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-4678 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:45:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/07/31/whos-to-blame-for-the-gas-price-rise/#comment-4678 Seems like a lot of hot air to me …

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