After many complaints the utilities regulators have told energy companies they must be more transparent about how their prices are formulated.
If this criticism includes my gas supplier I think it is totally unfair. Those
theiving scumbags extremely nice people at British Gas wrote me a very polite letter explaining that they must put up my gas prices by 18% in August because of increases in wholsale prices of gas. Now my instant and I have to say unworthy reaction was to shout “the lying gobshites, wholesale prices have gone down recently.”
morons efficient staff at B(friendly)G were ahead of me however. They explained that they have to buy gas in advance to secure supplies so the prices they are talking about were for gas they bought yonks ago when the market peaked.
“What kind of cupid stunt do they think I am?” I asked, rhetorically.
Mrs. T who is always telling me off for being rude and abrasive when dealing with civil servants, utility company staff and any other jobsworths I encounter persuaded me not to phone the CEO of B friendly G and tell him what I thought of the
shoddy, money grubbing efficient, customer oriented operation he runs. She said I would only end up getting angrier because I cannot punch people down a phone line. She also persuaded me not to write to the papers and insult everyone working for British Gas they are ordinary, hard working folk and are doing their absolute best even if the result is not very good by real world standards … and at least they had taken the trouble to write.
Then to reinforce her calm tolerant approach she said, “Look, they are even giving us a chance to peg our price against further increases, if we pay an extra five percent on top of the new price after the increase they will guarantee to hold that price for two years.”
This is very generous of them as there is no way a major gas supplier could know gas prices are expected to fall in the remainder of this year.
My wife is a wonderfully kind person and her generosity of spirit knows no bounds. She has made me see it would have been totally unreasonable of me to call the management team at BG a bunch of crooked, lying, scum sucking offspring of a pustulating pox whore’s scrofulous scablouse and they could take their price cap and fuck the fucking fuck off. After all they are clearly working very hard at being more transparent about their pricing structure and it has to be said, they are succeeding. I saw through this latest scam straight away.