GAS PRICE. At the microphone of TF1, the Prime Minister announced that the regulated gas prices will be frozen beyond the spring of 2022, a deadline initially planned.
[Mis à jour le 22 octobre 2021 à 08h05] Good news for households who still depend on regulated gas prices today? In addition to the creation of an inflation compensation instead of a fuel check, the Prime Minister announced that the tariff shield used to freeze gas prices will be extended until the end of 2022, instead of April. To justify this decision, Jean Castex explained that the fall in prices will be slower than expected. The tenant of Matignon has however ruled out, for the time being, any measure leading to a reduction in taxation. But in concrete terms, what does this measure mean for consumers? Gas prices will, of course, be frozen until the end of next year. On the other hand, from the beginning of 2023, the price of gas will come back to consumers a little more expensive than market prices, so that the sums paid in addition during the winter by the operators are recovered. Since the start of the year, the regulated tariff has jumped by more than 50% since January. There was an emergency as the mercury prepared to descend.
The consumer has been facing a real surge in gas prices in recent months. For households using gas as a means of cooking, but also for heating, the successive increases will seriously affect the end-of-year budget. The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has indeed announced a mess of increases in recent months, these increases affecting the regulated gas prices charged by Engie. They act by ricochet on market prices. We summarize what has happened in recent months:
- + 10% in July 2021
- + 5% in August 2021
- + 8.7% in September 2021
- + 12.6% in October 2021
- + 15% announced on November 1, 2021.
The government recently announced the payment of a energy check additional 100 euros for the 5.8 million households benefiting from the energy check. Payment is scheduled for December. To find out more, see our dedicated article:
Do you still depend on regulated gas prices? This price increase is not the only reason to look elsewhere! Since the Energy and Climate law adopted in 2019, regulated tariffs are gradually disappearing. Engie has stopped selling new regulated sales tariff (TRV) contracts since November 2019, which means you will soon be changing contracts. If you have an Engie contract, don’t panic. It remains valid until June 30, 2023. In this context of crisis, are you studying the possibility of changing energy supplier more seriously? Consult our dedicated file without further delay:
Be careful, however, since if you have not changed the contract yourself, you will see your contract automatically switch to a market offer from Engie, as of July 1, 2023. If you change supplier, find out more on the website of the national energy mediator, here, which offers an offer comparator to find the formula that meets your consumption needs.