05/03/2015

Energy Firm To Cut Prices In 'Selected' Parts Of NI

Gas supply firm, Firmus Energy, has announced it will cut prices by up to 6.38% for customers living in the greater Belfast area, however prices will remain the same for consumers living outside the city.

The announcement follows a recent review of prices in the greater Belfast area.

Michael Scott, Managing Director for Firmus Energy, said: "Our approach is always to keep our natural gas prices as low and as stable as possible for our customers. We have consistently offered the lowest tariff prices for domestic customers and we are delighted that this will continue.
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"Current tariff prices in the 'Ten Towns' licence area will remain unchanged. In the 'Ten Towns' licence area, our current regulated tariffs, although not changing, will remain over 3% lower for domestic consumers compared to the average of the 'Big Six' companies in GB after their recently announced reductions have been put in place.

"We work closely with the Utility Regulator at all times and as always, we will continue to monitor all costs and wholesale fuel prices closely to ensure the price we pass on to our customers is the best value that we can offer."

(CD/JP)

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