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By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 13, 2007 6:46am PDT Was pretty sweet opening my mail today and discovering that my gas and electricity company has decided I should be paying e334 a month as of May (vs e45 monthly before). With 263 euros ($353 USD) of that going to gas. One person household..brand new building that shouldn't suffer from escaping heat..I think not. Already got it lowered a bit but I still need to monitor my meter for a while to get a correct estimate. I'm going to be a pretty sad panda if I really do have to pay that much.

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