Yes a lot of people on fixed incomes are going to struggle this Winter, It's been a perfect storm regards energy over here in the UK/ Europe. Quite a lot of factors came into play all at once, Historic low reserves over here as well as the the emissions problem. One of the biggest factors in the huge rise in wholesale gas prices is more & more countries are ditching coal fired power stations & converting them to gas fired especially in the Asean countries, South Korea has recently announced they'll shutter 30 coal power plants which will add to the problem even more. It's a grey icy morning here with top temps of 1C with snow forecast for later today, At least that incessant wind has abated. There are more & more countries buying on the wholesale market especially China who have said they'll buy every shipment of gas they can get their hands on so the price has sky rocketed.