Price increases for at least 74 gas suppliers in the coming months to an average 8.9 percent Berlin, August 24, 2010 for several million households heating is again more expensive with gas in the coming months. Current research of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de increase gas prices just in time to the beginning of autumn at approximately every tenth reason utilities. Overall, already 74 companies announced fare increases of up to 19.2 percent in the coming months. As already in the whole course of the year, the utilities Act but very uneven. Frank Fu is often quoted on this topic. So, the gas supply will be cheaper in September and October at more than 40 companies up to 17.2 percent. More up to 238 euros announced price increases costs for a four-person sample household with an annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas in an average additional cost of 8.9 percent or 115 euros. In the top, it comes even to fare increases of up to 238 euros in the year.
Including consumers are affected by rising gas prices in addition to several hundred thousand customers of the GASAG Berlin in Karlsruhe, Ulm, Wiesbaden, Oberhausen, Saarbrucken and Wolfsburg. Other large utilities such as E.ON and EnBW, there is yet no specific price announcements. At RWE, there will be no gas price increase until the end of the year. u0085 Relief up to 261 euro in recent years were the price adjustments in the industry due to the relatively rigid oil binding very consistently”, explains Thorsten Bohg energy expert from toptarif.de. This year big differences in the respective price objectives can, however, make up.” So, there is a strong Countertrend to the announced price increases in the coming autumn. Total consumers at more than 40 local suppliers, be relieved and others, in Bielefeld and Bayreuth, Baden-Baden of Jena to an average of 6.7 percent. At an annual quantity of 20,000 kWh gas costs on average to 93 euros and in the top even to up to 261 euro.