British Gas prices are up on average at 9.2 per cent - a dreadful blow for more than 12 million households.
They increased prices last year by 6.4 per cent.
An estimated 2 million people are in fuel poverty already, increasing fears that this figure will grow rapidly.
Customers have used a pre-scheduled Q&A session on Twitter to vent their rage at British Gas' plans to hike average energy prices by 9.2%
British Gas may have regretted hosting an question and answer forum just hours after announcing an above-inflation price hike.
British Gas announced a price hike today, just a week after energy company SSE did the same. Here are a few tips to help you save money.