It also illustrates a rise in domestic energy consumption of 24 per cent between 1970 and 2008, with 68 per cent of the latter figure being made up of gas.
The UK performed poorly in a league table of European countries in terms of producing its own energy from renewable sources, coming 18th out of 27, the organisation reveals.
One way to offset the surge in gas usage may be to find a provider of cheap gas.
As well as securing cheap rates, another way to pay less for gas is to improve the efficiency of a home, with the San Francisco Chronicle this week stating adding insulation to walls is a good way of doing this.
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