Price reductions for 55 gas suppliers of up to 17.2 percent in August and September Berlin announced July 28, 2009 good news for many gas customers: gas is again cheaper for 2 million households in the coming weeks. According to research of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de plan at least 55 regional gas suppliers to reduce their prices in August and September to an average of 9.8 percent. Thus the gas prices continue to fall in the third quarter nationwide. Already from 1 July 2009, approximately 250 companies had reduced their tariffs by an average of 9.6 percent. There are price reductions for almost half of all German companies, among them corporations so that in the third quarter like RWE, EnBW, EWE and the GASAG Berlin. \”Table (.xls): gas price cut in August and September 2009 a sample budget with an annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas is the announced price cuts to an average 145 euro relieved\”, energy expert Thorsten Bohg estimates by toptarif.de. Sink into the top prices at the Stadtwerke Kelheim in Bavaria to 17.2 percent, or 248 euros.
In Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse provider ENTEGA it will be cheaper for the customer depending on the rate climbed up to 255 euros.\” Considering the announced price cuts the current gas price in Germany is 17.4 percent lower than at the end of last year. Also at the beginning of the heating season in October is expected to further lower prices. After our research about 50 more companies have announced at the present time, discounted their rates\”, so Bohg. Among other things, the biggest German gas supplier E.ON plans the third price cut of the year at discounts of up to 15 percent. For customers of the GASAG Berliner of the gas supply to be even a fourth time cheaper in November this year. For the second half of the heating season from the turn of the year, but rising gas prices threaten.