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UK energy firms hold talks with government amid fears gas price hike could lead to shortages

Sky, 18 Sep 2021
The government is meeting with representatives from Britain's energy firms amid fears a spike in gas prices could lead to food and fuel shortages.

Sky News understands Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will spend today talking to senior executives from Ofgem, Centrica, National Grid, Energy UK, Octopus, Ovo, SSE, EDF, Scottish Power, Shell Energy, E.ON, Bulb and SGN.

Mr Kwarteng tweeted that the UK government does "not expect supply emergencies this winter".

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