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Inquiry into Gas price rigging claims

An urgent inquiry has been ordered to investigate claims that major gas suppliers have been withholding supplies to push up prices.
Gas and electricity watchdog Ofgem wants to ensure that the meteoric rise in prices in recent weeks is not due to 'market manipulation'.

Dwindling oil supplies in the North Sea, the recent cold spell and an erratically performing European market are among the reasons given for the escalation in demand.