Gas prices : what you can expect in January 2021

GAS PRICES. Several million households still dependent regulated prices of gas will see their bill rise again in December. The increase is 2.4%. [updated the

Gas prices : what you can expect in January 2021

GAS PRICES. Several million households still dependent regulated prices of gas will see their bill rise again in December. The increase is 2.4%.

[updated the 22 December, 2020 18: 05] You were convinced that the increases in regulated prices of gas were finite ? Think again. After a 4.7% increase in October, followed by 1.6% in the month of November, and 2.4% in December, the gas price will slightly increase by 0.2% in the January 1, 2021.

This upward trend varies according to the nature of your gas consumption. In detail, these are the ones that heat up the gas that will be most affected. Here's what you can expect in detail :

Dual use (cooking and hot water) : +is 0.1%. Gas for cooking : +is 0.1%. in gas Heating : +0.2 percent.

Since 1 January 2019, the TRV of Engie dropped a total of 17%, says the CRE in its press release. As a reminder, a mechanism of smoothing has been implemented until February 2021. The increase would have reached 5.7% if a mechanism of smoothing had not been implemented until February to limit the changes to be too brutal. The objective is to limit price increases that might occur in the last quarter. Indeed, the health crisis, the coronavirus has caused a fall in the price of natural gas in Europe, which could, ultimately, result in price increases at the end of the year.

The rate-regulated gas will disappear

The rate-regulated gas are doomed to disappear, since the law of Energy and Climate adopted in 2019. Engie has ceased to offer new contracts to the regulated tariffs of sale (TRV), since November 2019 . If you get a contract Engie, don't panic. It stays valid until 30 June 2023 for the special" . They must receive several letters of information.

"After July 1, 2023, if you haven't changed your contract, it will automatically change for Engie to go to one of the offers the so-called "market", explained Engie in a press release. As a reminder, if you decide to abandon the regulated rate, it will not be possible to go back : you will need to buy a supply at market prices. If you change your provider, you can check on the website of the national ombudsman of energy, here, which provides a comparator offers to find the formula that matches your consumption needs .

Date Of Update: 31 December 2020, 23:57

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