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The Likely Effects Of Competition In The Uk Domestic Gas Market

In: The Uk Energy Experience A Model or A Warning?

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  • JOHN SURREY

    (Energy Programme, Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RF, UK)

Abstract

AbstractAs Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Mr Heseltine announced in December 1993 that the domestic or household gas market would be opened to competition — partially from April 1996 and fully from April 1998 to coincide with full competition in the electricity market. The Government has so far regarded the advantages of competition as self-evident. This paper attempts to assess the likely benefits, costs and risks of this policy.

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  • John Surrey, 1996. "The Likely Effects Of Competition In The Uk Domestic Gas Market," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: The Uk Energy Experience A Model or A Warning?, chapter 2, pages 31-40 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wschap:9781848161030_0002
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    Keywords

    Energy Studies; UK Energy; Environmental Economics;

    JEL classification:

    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • N74 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Europe: 1913-
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-

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