# Typical gas costs

Hi,
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.
Thanks
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James Salisbury wrote:

Don't most suppliers now price gas per kWh? Granted with half a dozen units converions and fiddle factors you can get there ...
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On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:24:23 +0000, Andy Burns

Yes,they do this to blind the public and its not only BG who do it..!
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tarquinlinbin wrote:

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.
Lee
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tarquinlinbin wrote:

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
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 11:23:36 UTC, Andy Burns

But that ignores the inconsistency in calorific value...!
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Andy Burns wrote:

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.
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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 suckers.
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