I am not trying to be argumentative, I am trying to see if we are talking about the same thing.
I do not dispute your statements about electricity. My point was how companies can gouge for gas if you do not also have electricity with them.
Basically the model I have experienced is (example, using annualised arbitrary amounts for simplicity), no plan, maybe $2,800; with plan, maybe $2,000. And if you add gas to the plan, electricity is still about $2,000.
However, assume your gas costs $2,000 if included in that "energy plan". If you go to another provider their rack rate can be $2,800 and without electricity bundled in, they will not offer much of a plan for gas alone.
Is that not what is happening in the energy supply market? Perhaps my experience was an anomaly, and it was a few years ago. Their practices may have changed, or not.