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Mills could be in for long, hard winter

Further increases in domestic gas and electricity prices have heightened fears that UK paper mills could be in for a long, hard winter. In the past six years, 36 mill closures have led to the loss of 1.6 million tonnes of capacity, with the wholesale gas price index rising by 170% and electricity prices increasing by 140% since 2004. British Gas has now blamed unprecedented high wholesale energy costs for its decision to raise domestic gas bills by ...