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Feature: Mills feel the effect of energy price chaos

The impact of energy price increases has become all too visible in UK paper and board statistics, with output in December 2005 recording its lowest monthly level since the beginning of 1993. This follows the closure of four mills in the final quarter of last year, according to the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). On March 13, wholesale gas prices increased by 400% during the day and spiked at £2.55 per therm. Towards the end of March, UK gas prices came more ...