As outdoor temperatures start to plummet, gas prices appear to be heading in the opposite direction.
Gas in Britain is now the most expensive wholesale fuel in the world - even more costly than oil.
On Tuesday the price of gas for businesses reached £1.65 per unit.
This is a five-fold increase since the beginning of November.
Around the same time, people in the Netherlands are paying 50p per unit and in Germany the price is just 40p.
In January 2004, the average gas bill in Britain was £357, but at the start of this year it jumped to £402 and as of this week it is costing householders around £450.
For vulnerable and poor people, these costs - combined with the cold weather - mean tough decisions need to be made.
Further price rises of around 15% are predicted next year. These would add £116 to the current average gas and power bill.
I knew it was expensive but not the most expensive