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PRICES: QUARTER 3 2010

Some of the main points of interest in the December 2010 edition of the Quarterly Energy Prices publication are summarised below. Further explanation, and analyses are given in the publication.

Industrial fuel price indices in real terms including the Climate Change Levy

250

100 200

150

=

2005 100

Index

Coal Heavy fuel oil

50 Gas Electricity

Total fuel

0

2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

Fuel prices index in real 2010 Percentage

terms (1), 1990=100 Q3 change on a

year earlier

Coal 133.3 +17.9

Heavy fuel oil 200.0 +16.5

Gas 105.3 +14.6

Electricity 141.9 -9.8

Total fuel 145.6 -0.7

• Average industrial gas prices, including CCL were 14.6 per cent higher in real terms in Q3 2010 compared to Q3 2009, whilst prices excluding CCL were 15.7 per cent higher.

• Average industrial electricity prices were 9.8 per cent lower including CCL and 10.2 per cent lower excluding CCL, in real terms, in Q3 2010 compared to Q3 2009.

• Average coal prices were 17.9 per cent higher in real terms including CCL and 19.7 per cent higher excluding CCL in Q3 2010 compared to Q3 2009. Heavy fuel oil prices were 16.5 per cent higher in real terms than a year ago.

• For the period January to June 2010, prices for industrial electricity consumers including taxes were generally above the EU15 median, but prices for industrial gas consumers were below the median.

(1) Deflated using the GDP implied deflator. Includes estimates of the average Climate Change Levy paid.

Typical retail prices of road transport fuels

130

120

litre 110

100

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