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Increase in price for autumn 2010 expected gas price increases are a regular phenomenon that consumers already should begin before the onset of the cold season. According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office energy costs for households are increased several times in recent years, and in particular the gas price in the eye drops. Consumer and information portals such as Energiesparer24.net regularly take a look at the gas and energy market and criticize that the gas suppliers rarely pass on savings to the final customer. Higher deployment costs will show immediately pulled on gas customers, such as recent examples. When choosing a gas tariff should be guided by criteria such as duration, termination, and price stability. Association calls for a stronger supervisory and control the Consumer Council to curb the monopoly of important wholesale suppliers. Gas market development: The gas price increases have already by the liberalization of the price explosion the first provider announced.

That other gas providers will follow this model, is virtually certain due to the experience of the last years. The hoped-for permanent reduction of the gas price in the wake of the liberalisation of the gas market is apparently completely. Only in the short term, the price of gas dropped, increasing but since the turn of the year 1999/2000. It is not something Economic Cycles Research Institute would like to discuss. Price increases of up to 70 per cent for the delivery of gas and a doubling of oil prices were the result. For example, the views of the German Association of energy consumers (UAE) Interestingly developed gas price index which describes the price development in the new and old Lander.

The gas companies that still determine the market have a significant impact on gas prices in Germany. As a result, the supplier structure has changed little, because smaller gas suppliers can claim very difficult compared to the giants of the industry. Whether it already will be in the fall of 2010 to a renewed explosion of prices, is still uncertain. Consumer Tip: use to price competition of the gas supplier The German gas prices in Europe-wide comparison in the upper third are details of the energy of information service (oath). Thus, the gas market in Germany not necessarily badly truncates despite frequent price increases. For consumers, this information is however long no solace, because above all households suffer from sudden price increases. Energiesparer24 advises consumers to take advantage of the price competition of the gas suppliers and not to shy away from a provider change. The Verivox gas service study 2010 provides interesting clues to the current discussion about the gas supplier. The consumer portal gathered data on contracts and service quality of 100 German gas suppliers to review fares better in the future. “” While more than two-thirds of all providers in terms of service achieved the test result good “or very good”. Only Downer is and remains the rapid rearrangement of costs compared to the late transmission of price advantages to private customers. “In analyzing the gas rates 45 percent could at least good” or very good “rated be. Tariffs with a poor test result make it difficult for customers to the provider change with longer maturities and had rarely price guarantees. These results confirm the recommendation to consumers to prefer before conclusion of the contract to obtain different quotes and contracts with shorter maturities and the ability to fast switching.

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