So, Npower, and no doubt (shortly) all the other energy providers, want to increase their prices for gas by 17.5% and Electric by around 12%. NPower told me that the reason is that oil has hit $100 a barrel. Anyone know what the hell the price of oil has to do with the price of gas and electricity?? Hopefully, the energy watchdog will issue a timely slap to Npower and all those other greedy barsteward suppliers out there, denying them this ridiculous increase. Bad enough people may lose their homes this year, now they might not even be able to afford to heat them in the meantime. This rise simply isn't justified. Energy prices in Europe and the US are far far cheaper than in the UK. Anyone else fed up of being ripped off in this increasingly rubbish country of ours??