Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Again, like I wrote in response to paul spencer, I don't see where or how increased gas prices are reflected in the numbers - retail prices for household consumers have gone only modestly up, the big increase in total price is a result of surcharges.

Crosschecking, electricity production from natural gas trended down in 2011 and 2012 - bucking the trend. And this compares 2002 with 2012 - showing little change in the share of electricity generated by natural gas across ten years.

So yes, increase in gas price should end up in increased production costs - but as of yet I don't find a considerable drive towards natural gas in Germany the past decade.

by Bjinse on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 07:46:27 PM EST
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