Crude oil prices have risen due to worries about supplies caused by the Arab Spring. Rising crude prices mean inevitably mean rising energy bills.
Average energy bills are now almost £200 more than they were three years ago.
In order to find the best deal for your utility bills do some research, it really pays off. Use price comparison websites to get money off.
Rising utilities bills will hit families with lower incomes who will already be feeling the pinch. One commentator said that if things carry on this way then the government will need to provide some sort of subsidy or relief for lower income families.
Our advice is, keep the heating down.