In contrast there will be to the announced price increases again at 53 gas suppliers in January and February price cuts. The reason for the different price developments the company is located in the respective costs. During some utilities on long-term contracts are bound, where the costs within the framework of the binding of the oil price rise again, other providers can give more favorable purchasing prices to European spot markets to its gas customers. Since the spring of 2009, the price of oil has roughly doubled. In the context of the classic oil binding follows the price of gas development in the oil markets, typically with around 6 months delay. Energy expert Thorsten Bohg advises given nationwide rising energy prices in the new year consumers should use the possibilities of the electricity and gas provider change”, by toptarif.de. In many places several hundred euros savings through a provider change the year.
In addition deals with price guarantees against further unpleasant surprises hedge in the coming months”. Through consumer portals such as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de) or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers quickly and easily find out about alternatives in their region and free to switch to cheaper electricity and gas providers. Current data material can be provided like this press release upon request. 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 the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over toptarif.de in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. Media contact: Nina Koch Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.19 Email: