title: 'UK gas prices' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
- Politics tag:
- Energy 'Post Type':
Britainís financial regulators are investigating claims that big power companies have been manipulating the UKís wholesale gas market illegally. A former price reporter claims suspect derivative trading changed the future price of gas in a bid to boost companiesí profits. The revelations come at a highly charged time for Britain's energy sector. Many of the big six suppliers are under fire for alleged profiteering on household energy bills.