NI gas supplier increases tariff 38% due to soaring prices

The move is predicted to affect an estimated 55,000 customers

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Northern Ireland gas supplier firmus energy has announced further increases in its tariffs as a result of the soaring prices.

The company said starting from 3rd December the natural gas tariff will increase by 38.1% in the Ten Towns Network area.

The move, which is forecast to affect 55,000 customers, is expected to bring an extra £4.89 per week on the average household bill.

The gas supplier said wholesale global gas prices have increased by 430% from a year ago and by 136% since the previous tariff review that came into effect on the 1st October.

Dr David Dobbin, Chairman of firmus energy, said: “We very much regret having to increase our tariff however steep increases in global wholesale gas prices have forced our hand.

“This is a not a firmus issue, but a challenge faced by every local and national supplier of gas and electricity all of whom, sooner or later, will have to further increase their prices to meet the huge upsurges which have taken place in wholesale energy costs.”

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