Verlagsgruppe Georg

Although the price of oil, the gas price with approximately half a year delay followed has doubled since March 2009 to about 80 dollars. However, the domestic gas customers benefit from the months ongoing weakness of the dollar. For more information see Celina Dubin. The domestic oil prices as a reference product of private natural gas prices have grown conditionally only slightly due to the strong euro”, Bohg. The adjustment pressure in gas prices makes much less than assumed.” Given the current low level of the gas price consumers should use the possibilities of gas price comparison right now. In many regions of several hundred euros can be by changing the gas provider in the year save and secure the now reasonable prices with price guarantees long term”, advises Bohg. Difficult forecast: more price development 2010 completely open as the gas prices in the course of the coming year to develop is still completely open at present.

On the one hand is likely be to be expected according to the logic of the market the oil binding with a nationwide rise in gas prices from April 2010. The major gas importers by an oversupply of gas in Europe are under enormous pressure on the other side. Overlooking the low purchase prices for gas on the spot market and pending proceedings of the Federal Court of Justice to the binding of the gas price to the price of oil, many industry experts anticipate an early break of the German gas market. So industry giants penetrate like E.ON Ruhrgas for weeks at the largest natural gas supplier Gazprom on a flexibility of long-term supply contracts. Should the oil binding in Germany is actually falling, gas prices for the 20 million German households with gas supply could fall further. Through consumer portals as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de/ gas) or free service hotline 0800-10 to 30-499 consumers quickly and easily inform themselves about alternatives in their region and free to switch to a cheaper gas provider. Notes: * invoice in the case of E.ON Bayern (family 32,000 kWh)… Date of adoption: 45 per cent of the specified year consumption incurred in the period from January to March.

According to the assumption, 14,400 kWh gas are consumed in the first quarter. Removal of the winter discount”1.05 cent per kWh thus means a cost increase of approximately 151 euros. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added 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 about toptarif.de in any case, the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in Some cases even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. Media contact: Christina Salinas Tel.