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British Gas owner won't rule out price hike after latest rise in profits

Posted on 01 August 2013.

British Gas owner won't rule out price hike after latest rise in profits

Consumer groups urge British Gas to freeze energy bills for the rest of the year as profits rise to £356m

Consumer groups are urging British Gas to freeze energy bills this winter, after the company's owner Centrica reported a rise in profits following last winter's record-breaking chill and refused to rule out a price hike.

Centrica's chief financial officer Nick Luff would not rule out a price rise as he warned that British Gas is under pressure from environmental levies and volatile prices on the wholesale gas market.

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