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Gas and Electricity Prices

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gordonscobie, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

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  2. Le Baron

    Le Baron Well-Known Member

    What an excellent song! I'll be passing that on, thanks.
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  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Cold War Steve on point as ever (Twitter).
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  4. Graham B

    Graham B pfm Member

    Attila has been doing excellent work for a long time (I went to his 40th birthday bash!), and always includes an on-point rant or two. Check out the Renaissance-core sound of 'The Siege of Shoreham' too. It's years old but still relevant, sadly.
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  5. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

  6. Caledon1297

    Caledon1297 pfm Member

  7. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Rumours of Octopus taking over Bulb.
  8. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Just checked the Octopus website for a quote. Coming out at £198/m (variable) against Avro where I was paying £144/m (fixed to March 2022).
    £198 is about the going rate according to comparison on the Cheap Energy Club (Martin Lewis) site. Fixes are £224+.
    My plan is probably to stick with it until spring, when hopefully gas wholesale prices are down and fixes make more sense.
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  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Spring won't help. The next price cap rise in April will be based on current wholesale prices. Any reductions will be summer at the earliest.
  10. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Surely the cap is a cap, so if wholesale prices drop, then (some) of the market may follow?
  11. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

  12. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    No, the October cap increase is predicated on wholesale prices paid months ago. April’s cap review (and inevitable rise) will be based on current wholesale prices. Any reduction in the near future will not affect the market until the next post April 22 cap review according to Martin Lewis.
  13. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Got an email from Octopus and tried to enter my details on the website as per their recommendation. However the website is under as heavy load as petrol stations that still have fuel, so couldn't do that. Blimey - what a state we have got into.
  14. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    Winter 1978 all over again :oops:
  15. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Well on the basis octupus just like doubled in size their one saving grace of good customer support will no doubt go belly up.

    Great stuff.
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  16. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I got the email too. Main site told me to check back in 15 minutes, but managed to log in and enter readings via:

    Not sure if this will work correctly, so I will check back tomorrow on the main site.
  17. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Thanks - this worked for me!
  18. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Looks like I am now an Octopus customer thanks to Ofgem. Let’s see how their numbers look which will determine how long I’m an Octopus customer:D!
  19. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Managed to log in and get a screen shot. Looks like I have an Avro credit balance of £75.00. Let’s see how quickly that gets transferred over to Octopus!
  20. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    For what it’s worth, Octopus is the only company I’ve stayed with for more than 2 years in the past 10 years or so, all down to their customer service (in that there is some compared to the other companies I have used). They’ll be overwhelmed, but give them a bit of time.

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