Domestic heating oil cost 'to rise'

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The price of domestic heating oil is certain to rise this winter, energy minister Charles Hendry admitted, following a report which said there may be cases of market abuse by suppliers.

Mr Hendry said there had not been the expected drop in the price of the oil, which is used to heat some two million homes, schools and hospitals, over the summer months as he came under pressure from MPs to regulate the market.