What are the typical prices per cufoot and m3 for gas from BG on
domestic and small comercial contracts. I know it is one the bill, but for
various reasons I only have the meter readings and not the paper work.
Really? I find it easier to compare costs if figures are quoted in kWh,
so I can't see how it's meant to obfuscate.
Unless you mean that the (simple) maths involved in converting cufoot
and m3 to kWh is beyond some people, which is fair enough.
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Historically you tend to expect gas to be charged by volume, but
comparison of electricity/gas costs is easier when they are both in the
same units - perhaps we could persuade them to charge electricity per ft^3
No. Historically gas was sold by the therm, which is a unit of energy,
not volume. A therm is 100,000 British thermal units (BTU or BThU,
depending on the age of the reader[*]). There's a fixed conversion
factor between kWh and therms - one therm is approximately 29.31 kWh.
Conversion from gas meter readings to chargeable energy units has always
required use of a 'declared calorific value' figure, which varies
depending on the exact constitution of the gas. 'Twas ever thus.
[*] When I wer'a lad, one had to write BThU for British thermal units.
BTU meant Board of Trade Unit, which, very confusingly in the current
context, is a synonym for kWh - it was the 'Unit' used for billing
electricity. So in days of old (and not that long ago actually) you
could have said correctly that 1 BTU = 3,412 BThU. But time passes and
the both the Board of Trade and their unit have ceased to exist; BTU and
BThU seem to have become synonymous.
On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:06:29 -0000, "James Salisbury"
Presumably too high. I heard on Radio 4 this morning (so it must be
right) that BG have lost 8% of the market since increasing prices.
This demonstrates that at least some of their customers are not total
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