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Ferris calls for cut in gas charges

19 March, 2009 - by Martin Ferris TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Energy Martin Ferris TD has called on the Energy Regulator to direct Bord Gáis to cut gas prices immediately. The Kerry North TD was speaking as many people received extremely large bills following several months of more than average cold weather.

Deputy Ferris said: "While the recent cold weather is clearly a factor in increased consumption and hence higher bills, we are also seeing the true impact of the huge increases imposed last year. As I have pointed out on several occasions, the subsequent fall in global fuel prices has not been passed on and is not being reflected in the charges being imposed on customers. It is imperative therefore that that is now done immediately." ENDS

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