Gas Production/Supplies
Trade and Industry

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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the likely (a) average price and (b) total gas consumption within the UK for each quarter from Q1 2006 to Q4 2008.

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Malcolm Wicks (Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry; Croydon North, Labour)

Wholesale gas prices will vary on a daily basis, determined by market conditions. The Department has not made forecasts of quarterly gas prices.

The Department's scenarios for future gas consumption were reported to Parliament in my right hon. Friend's First Report to Parliament on Security of Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Britain" (July 2005). This can be found on the DTIs website:

http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy

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