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Not only are Shell and Centrica profiting from Putin’s war, they’ll also be profiting from the misery of the Brits

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NOT only are Shell and Centrica profiting from Putin’s war, this winter they will be profiting from the misery of the British people. 

Gas and oil prices have rocketed — while Shell’s share price has risen 11 per cent, and Centrica’s by more than a fifth. 

Shell boss Ben van Beurden could earn up to £6.19million this year as half the UK will fall into fuel poverty come January

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Shell boss Ben van Beurden could earn up to £6.19million this year as half the UK will fall into fuel poverty come JanuaryCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

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Half the country will be in fuel poverty come January.

But multimillionaire bosses Ben van Beurden and Chris O’Shea only want to talk about money they are giving to hardship funds or call centre staff who can affirm to customers just how skint they will be.

Both firms argue they need to be financially strong to provide energy security, but outrageous profits clearly show they are that already.

It’s quite something for van Beurden to say fixing the problem requires a “miracle” when his own role will tip many businesses and households into destitution. 

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