Tuesday, March 15, 2016

France: gas prices will fall by about 3.5% on 1 April – The Point

Regulated gas tariffs applied by Engie (formerly GDF Suez) to 6.4 million consumers, will fall by about 3.5% on average on April 1, did we learned source close Tuesday folder, confirming a report in Le Figaro.

This is the seventh consecutive month of decline in these prices include tax, which had already decreased by 3.22% in March, in a context of falling oil prices.

regulated gas tariffs do not include various taxes, but include Engie of supply costs. They are revised monthly according to a formula that takes into account the price of gas on the wholesale market and the price of oil.

The expected decline of about 3.5% is an average, because evolution is different for home heating is gas, for those who use gas only for cooking and for those who have a dual use cooking and heating.

Since the opening of the energy market to competition, the French consumer 10.6 million gas customers have the choice of regulated tariffs from the former monopoly and market prices, as proposed by Engie than its competitors (EDF, Direct Energy, Eni, Lampiris, etc.).

If they persist for individuals, regulated tariffs were completely eliminated by 1 January for customers professional natural gas and electricity, which had necessarily subscribe to a free price

03/15/2016 6:59:05 p.m.. – Paris (AFP) – AFP © 2016


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