Here is my weekly Blog, which will normally be published here and on Facebook on Saturday mornings.

MUA Chairman: “Manx Gas owes millions to Manx Utilities”

Rob CallisterManx Gas owes millions to Manx Utilities, after failing to pay invoices on time. 

That’s according to MUA Chairman Rob Callister, in response to a Freedom of Information request seeking confirmation that Manx Gas had paid all bills owed to Manx Utilities between September 2021 and February 2022.

It outlines that Manx Gas had requested its payment terms be extended from 30 days to 90, but that was refused by Manx Utilities.

According to Mr Callister, the overdue debt from Manx Gas to Manx Utilities peaked at £9m and currently stands at £2.4m, […]

MU and Manx Gas relationship ‘fine’ says chair

manx gas bbc imageDespite energy provider owing millions

Manx Utilities says its relationship with Manx Gas is ‘fine’ despite the energy provider cancelling more than £2 million of ‘inward payments’ to it just before Christmas.

Information released as part of a Freedom of Information response shows Manx Gas has not paid its invoices on time or in full.

Manx Gas debt peaked at £9 million earlier this month and currently stands at £2.4 million – a further £3.2 million has been invoiced but is not yet due for payment.

In a statement Manx Utilities said:

“Manx […]

Manx Utilities: Energy market facing ‘once in a generation problem’

Rob Callister, MHKChair explains broad tariff estimate

The energy sector is facing a ‘once in a generation’ problem with electricity prices on Island expected to soar by up to 40 per cent.

Manx Utilities says current volatility in the global energy market means it’s difficult to confirm how much bills will increase by.

People have been warned to expect a hike of between five and 39 per cent.

Chairman Rob Callister says natural gas prices currently stand at more than 400 pence per therm:


Rob Callister MHK’s column: One of the most difficult periods for many years for the MUA

Rob CallisterHaving shared my own political journey on social media over the past five years, it does seem strange to be given an opportunity to write an article for the Isle of Man Examiner this week.

It is an enormous privilege to serve the people of this island, especially my own constituents in Onchan that have continually put their trust and faith in me since 2012.

The role of an MHK shouldn’t be seen as anything less than an absolute privilege despite the challenges, pressure, social media and the headlines on occasion.

If […]

MHK Blog 26th July to 1st Aug 2021

Blog 31 July 21As I post my 270th and final blog I just want to start this week with a simple thank you….
Over the past five years I have shared all aspects of my professional and much of my private life, along with sharing this incredible journey as a Member of the House of Keys, which started with my own election campaign back in July 2016.
Although every Tynwald member […]

MHK Blog 19th to 25th July 2021

Blog 25 July 21Covid-19, the Local Authority Elections, a new President of Tynwald and a very long final sitting of Tynwald this week before I can finally turn my focus to the House of Keys General Election on Thursday 23rd September.

So I guess you won’t be surprised when I say that this week’s blog is long, so feel free to grab a coffee first…

With regards to Covid-19, the number of active cases here on the Isle of Man has continued to increase this week and by Tuesday evening the figure stood at […]

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