Clare Households And Businesses To Benefit From Gas Price Reduction

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Fri Sep 04 2009

The Commission for Energy Regulation has ruled that gas prices are to decrease by 9.8% while electricity prices are to be reduced by 0.2%.

Minister of State Killeen said the announcement was welcome news for householders and businesses who were struggling to cope with the fallout from the recession. He added: "The reduction in gas and electricity prices will have a marked impact on household gas bills throughout Clare. On average, October's fall will mean an estimated annual saving of almost EUR180.

"The business community throughout County Clare is under very considerable pressure at the present time, and this saving in energy costs is a small step in the right direction. We simply have to make our economy more competitive. Costs, which are directly controlled by the State, must continue to be aggressively driven down to give businesses every chance of surviving this recession.

"2009 has been a good year for electricity and gas consumers. They can now reduce their electricity bills by up to 25% and their gas bills by 22%. The savings business can expect will protect local jobs", stated Minister of State Killeen.


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