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Outlook for small energy firms ‘looking bleak’ amid gas wholesale price rises

Outlook for small energy firms ‘looking bleak’ amid gas wholesale price rises
Foreign Office minister James Cleverly said the Government would prefer that companies stay afloat ‘organically’.

ザ・ 政府 wants energy firms to “stay afloat organically”, a Cabinet minister has said, as the growing energy crisis led to company bosses saying the outlook was “looking bleak”.

Wholesale prices for gas have surged 250% 1月以降– 70% 8月だけで上昇, leading to calls for support from the industry.

ビジネスセクレタリー クワシ・クワーテン is holding a fresh round of crisis talks with the energy industry on Monday amid fears more small suppliers could go to the wall.

But while industry leaders said more needed to be done, 海外の事務所 大臣 ジェームズ・クリバリー would not confirm which measures could be taken.

Mr Kwarteng previously said consumers would be protected from sudden price hikes through the Government’s energy price cap.

しかし、それは、卸売ガス価格の上昇を顧客に伝えることができないサプライヤー、特に中小企業に圧力をかけます。.

すでに4社が倒産しており、さらに多くの企業が続く可能性があるという懸念があります。.

一部のアナリストは、英国のエネルギー会社は今後数か月で4分の3に削減され、残りはわずかになると予測していると報告されています。 10.

月曜日に, Peter McGirr, chief executive of small energy firm Green, said “the outlook is looking bleak”.

Mr McGirr told the BBC’s Today programme: “It is not that I have a bad business model or I have a bad business.

“We just don’t have as deep pockets to keep going through this crisis. I think that all suppliers are feeling the pinch of this but some of them just have a lot deeper pockets to try and ride out the storm.”

彼は言った: “I feel that without any support mechanism being put in place by Government, it’s unlikely we will see the winter through.”

But Mr Cleverly said he was “not going to speculate” over whether the Government would step in.

Pushed on whether he was therefore not ruling out the Government bailing out firms, 彼が追加した: “We are considering a range of options.”

But he said the Government wanted energy firms to “stay afloat organically”.

BBCブレックファーストと言えば, 彼は言った: “Businesses should stay afloat through their own efforts, 理想的には. What we want to make sure is that we protect the integrity of our supply, we protect consumers, both commercial and residential, and we will discuss with the industry the best way of doing that.”

ガス価格の上昇は多くの要因で非難されてきました, 在庫が枯渇した寒い冬を含む, high demand for liquefied natural gas from Asia and a reduction in supplies from Russia.

Mr Cleverly said the shortage was due to the pandemic, and told Good Morning Britain: “Because the global economy is kind of waking up from this hiatus imposed upon us by Covid, we’re suddenly seeing a surge in demand and therefore surging gas prices that has affected all kinds of parts of the economy, it has had an impact on food production and we are looking to ensure that we protect those food suppliers.”

However Emma Pinchbeck, head of Energy UK, a trade association for the energy industry, told Times Radio the issue could not be blamed on one factor.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he lands in New York’s JFK airport (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Speaking to broadcasters on the tarmac of New York’s JFK airport overnight, 首相 ボリス・ジョンソン 前記: 「私たちの国だけでなく、短期的な問題がたくさんあるという意味で、人々は安心すべきだと思います。, イギリス, しかし、世界中でガス供給とあらゆる種類の不足によって引き起こされています.

「これは本当にコビッドの後に目覚めた世界経済の機能です.

しかし、これは市場がそれ自体を整理し始めるにつれて良くなるでしょう, 世界経済が立ち直るにつれて

ボリス・ジョンソン

「できるだけ早く修正する必要があります。, 必要な物資があることを確認してください, 依存している企業が下に行くことを許可しないようにしてください. できることはすべてやらなければなりません.

「しかし、市場が整理し始めると、これは良くなるでしょう。, 世界経済が立ち直るにつれて。」

同時に、ガス価格上昇のノックオン効果が経済全体に波及するにつれて、閣僚は棚の潜在的な不足の警告に取り組んでいます.

生産者は肉の供給が, 二酸化炭素が不足しているため、鶏肉や炭酸飲料がすべてヒットする可能性があります (CO2).

これは、ティーズサイドとチェシャーにある2つの大規模な肥料工場(副産物としてCO2を生成する)の閉鎖に続くもので、所有者はガス価格の上昇を挙げています。.

Nick Allen, chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association, has said the country could be two weeks away from British meat disappearing from supermarket shelves.

Mr Allen told Sky News said meat manufacturers have said they have between five and 15 days’ supply left.

Mr Cleverly said: “We’ll continue working with the sector to ensure that there is food on the table and gas in the pipes and that will remain a priority for Government.”