Government faces up to energy import risks

Foreign Office documents seen by ITV News show that ships importing gas from the Middle East are having “citadels” built into them and barbed wire placed around them due to the threat of piracy.

The revelations come on the day that Ofgem has warned that energy prices will increase due to the extra reliance on imports.

Read: 'Citadels' and 'barbed wire on all ships' - the dangers of importing energy

ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports:

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Rising energy bills warning

Energy bills are set to rise because Britain will become more reliant on energy imports to fill a shortfall in domestic production, the industry watchdog has warned. Ofgem said supplies are on a "rollercoaster" and heading "downhill fast".