Northern Ireland’s gas consumer watchdog, the General Consumer Council, today responded to the news that Phoenix Natural Gas has kept its pledge of keeping price rises below the rate of inflation.
The General Consumer Council called on the local oil industry to bring an end to rumours and panic by issuing a clear statement on availability and prices.
The General Consumer Council have heavily criticised the oil industry for today’s hike in oil prices.
Responding to the announcement by Phoenix Natural Gas that their prices will go up by less than the rate of inflation, in October
Coal users are being burnt by a third price hike in 13 months, according to the General Consumer Council.
The General Consumer Council welcomes the Minister’s decision to give it wider powers to represent consumers on the full range of energy matters including electricity.
Snow and plunging temperatures over the past month meant that most homes in Northern Ireland turned up the heat.
The General Consumer Council today criticised the latest round of coal price rises, due to take effect next Monday 30th October.
Many customers of Phoenix Natural Gas could end up losers following the price increases, warned the General Consumer Council, the independent energy watchdog.
The General Consumer Council today hit out at price increases announced by Phoenix Natural Gas, claiming that they may be unfair to certain consumers. The figures listed by Phoenix in their Home Energy Comparison table show increases of up to 8.5%.
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