Gas Prices Fall

At least 123 companies plan price cuts from June consumers are relieved to average 160 euro Berlin, May 20, 2009 good news for the approximately 20 million German households with gas supply. The persistently low oil prices increasingly puts pressure on gas prices. As gas prices declined this spring when more than 90 percent of all German catering to an average of 13.3 percent. After an analysis of the independent consumer portal is also in the summer months gas coverage cheaper. Currently, at least 123 companies from June plan further price cuts of up to 20 percent.

On average a sample budget with an annual consumption of 20,000 is credited in the summer to 11 percent or 160 euros”kWh gas, explains tariff expert Thorsten Bohg by Occasionally prices climbed up to 300 euro, E.g. in Rosenheim in Bavaria, Germany, in Heilbronn in Baden-Wurttemberg, or in the Mecklenburg-Wismar fall.” Table: gas price changes as of June 2009 particularly in North Rhine-Westphalia have many supplier price reductions announced. According to current alone there 54 companies cheapen their rates in the coming months. A has the step of RWE, the gas prices by up to 15 percent in July to lower, a strong signal effect on smaller municipal utilities in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the other hand the competition has gained considerable new providers such as energiehoch3 and gold gas in this State Dynamics”, performs Bohg. Many gas suppliers adapt quarterly their retail prices to oil price developments”, so Bohg.

Therefore, we expect that many more companies will reduce their gas prices to 01 July. More wholesale supplier EWE and EnBW plan concrete reductions in addition to RWE in the summer. Also the Berlin GASAG, which originally only once again wanted to cheapen their tariffs in the autumn, favours this step now to 1 July. Only the biggest German gas supplier E.ON has made yet no price cuts for the coming quarter in Vista. Particularly advantageous for gas customers: not only at the local providers, but also with the alternative Providers falling prices. In many cases again several hundred euros savings now through a change of party in the year”, clearly Bohg. Already approximately 1 million households have decided since the full liberalisation of the gas market in 2006 for a new provider. Through the rapidly growing especially in the last months competition on the gas market the option of changing for many households is increasingly attractive as the achievable savings always continue to rise.” Consumer portals such as ( or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can quickly and easily find out about alternatives in their region consumer and free to switch to a cheaper gas provider. is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. Currently, it includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car Keepers liability and is constantly expanded and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. Media contact: Christina Salinas Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.28 Email: Daniel Dodt

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