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Sinn Féin welcome Gas price reduction

10 September, 2009


Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA (South Antrim) has welcomed the announcement by Phoenix that gas prices are to be reduced by 19%.


Speaking today Mr McLaughlin said:


"I welcome the news that gas prices are set to come down and I am sure that it will be welcomed by Phoenix customers. This will benefit over 100,000 users of gas who will see significant reductions in their bills.


"Phoenix had given a commitment that if world energy prices were to fall then any benefits would be passed to the customer and this is the obvious outworking of that commitment.

“Sinn Féin had raised a number of concerns directly to Phoenix Gas surrounding previous price increases and explored ways in which prices could be lowered for the benefit of the customer. This included looking at advance buying and storage issues as well as metering and despite this price decrease Phoenix should further explore these issues to mitigate against any future energy crisis.”

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