Yesterday, no one had heard of Seth Freedman. Today he joins a long line of UK whistle-blowers with his allegations of UK gas price-fixing. And as energy is definitely a hot topic currently, particularly domestic and business gas, UK papers will be awash with his name this morning.
Regulators have begun investigating the claims of manipulation of wholesale gas prices in the UK. (The wholesale gas market ranges from the North Sea gas supplies, to imported gas, arriving in the country by sea as liquefied natural gas.)
Cue widespread disgust across the country this morning. The Energy Secretary appears to be the first to pile in and register his horror at the allegations and is due to make a statement to the House of Commons shortly
But is anybody really surprised? We're beginning to get desensitised to the regular stories of corruption at all levels and almost seem to expect it, whether it's PPI, lending rates or pension fund ransacking. The so called 'big six' gas suppliers in the UK have been quick to release statements denying involvement, but in reality it makes no odds. Their intention is to make money, yours is to save money
The thing is, ironically, it could actually be good news for small business gas purchasers.
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