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Tag: "Gas prices"

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

The ability of wind power to deliver significant price falls in South Australia has been eroded by new rules that require more expensive gas generators to operate at times of high wind output. The days of “negative pricing” may be over.

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Know your NEM: Weather cools, prices stay hot

Know your NEM: Weather cools, prices stay hot

As the weather cools, wholesale electricity prices still hover around $100/MWh – still driven by gas prices that are higher than they were a year ago.

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High risk plays on energy market as Victoria renewables target looms

High risk plays on energy market as Victoria renewables target looms

Traders are playing a short game on the futures market, which seems high risk given Victoria’s renewable energy ambitions and questions over future of major smelter. And a question over Redflow battery storage maker.

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Know your NEM: Spot prices below last year, futures also down

Know your NEM: Spot prices below last year, futures also down

Spot prices were below last year, in all States, possibly reflecting good level of wind generation, soft demand and that most interconnectors seem to be working.

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South Australia would face higher electricity bill without wind energy

South Australia would face higher electricity bill without wind energy

New report suggests that South Australia would be paying more for electricity if it did not have wind energy – $133m more a year if all the wind generation was substituted by gas.

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Know your NEM: An average week in an oligopoly

Know your NEM: An average week in an oligopoly

Volumes rose and spot prices rebounded in a tight market, with Origin receiving a “humbling” price for its gas exports as the oil price falls.

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Failed energy regulation means we will pay more

Failed energy regulation means we will pay more

Energy regulation is broken, and consumers will be paying more for electricity and gas in years to come.

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A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast 'shortage'

A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast ‘shortage’

Rising gas prices, driven by the development of Queensland’s exports, could end up driving domestic customers away.

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Ditching gas heating and cooking could save you hundreds of dollars

Ditching gas heating and cooking could save you hundreds of dollars

Cooking on gas could be unpalatable when the bill arrives. It is time to think of alternatives.