The shutdown of the North Sea’s most important oil and gas pipeline system on Monday was compounded by an explosion at a major processing facility in Austria, which is the main point of entry for Russian gas into Europe.
After the incidents, wholesale gas prices hit their highest level for six years, rising by more than 50pc in the space of 24 hours, raising fears that the increase will be passed on to customers.
You know what? The people who will shout loudest about this intermittency will be those who insist that our entire energy system should be intermittent.
Can’t you just see Caroline Lucas practicing in front of the mirror already?