Proposed price increase

Have received e.mail regarding a proposed increase in Augst due to the increase in wholesale prices in the energy markets . As most of our electrical generation is by gas powered stations with a mix of nuclear and wind power , I find it strange that there is any increase at all as the price of natural gas has remained steady , between a range of 2.65 to 2.85 dollars per unit for the last 2 years , even as the price of crude oil has risen from 40 to 77 dollars a barrel the price of gas has remained steady Should ask the question why , and are the big Six skewing the market in there favour to maximise profits on the backs of consumers