After gas prices spiked again, consultants Auxilione said average households could be facing annual bills of £4650 from January and £5456 from April.
Conor Forbes, director of policy with Scotland's national advice service, Advice Direct Scotland, said that consumers can receive help if they are facing difficulties over energy bills
He said: “As gas prices continue to rise, forecasters are being forced to revise their gloomy predictions.
“This latest warning will add to the financial misery facing many households across Scotland.
“There is a lot of talk about forthcoming government action, but there are steps that households in Scotland can take today to seek support.
“Our expert advisers at the national energyadvice.scot service provide free, impartial and practical advice on energy bills, including accessing grants and benefits.”
Advice Direct Scotland runs the energyadvice.scot service with free, impartial and practical advice which is available online and on freephone 0808 196 8660, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
It also provides a free benefits tool at www.advice.scot.