GAS PRICE. Energy prices have risen sharply in recent months. A trend that should become even more pronounced in the coming months, due to the increased economic recovery.
[Mis à jour le 20 septembre 2021 à 10h46] If your budget is already tight, expect it to be even more so in the coming months. Indeed, due to the strong economic recovery, and therefore the strong demand for energy, gas prices, like those of electricity, are experiencing, and will continue to experience, a significant increase. This trend is far from new for gas prices: + 8.7% in September, + 5% in August and + 10% in July for Engie’s regulated tariffs. “Since January 1st 2019, Engie’s regulated gas sales tariffs increased by 15.8%, and by 16.7% since January 1, 2015, “noted the Energy Regulatory Commission in its latest decision.” For the moment, this does not have too many consequences because people do not use too much gas, except for cooking, but in winter, the bills may be painful “, recently indicated François Carlier, delegate general of the consumer association Consumption Housing Framework of Life (CLCV), with the daily West France.
Same story for electricity prices. Regulated tariffs rose 1.6% in February and 0.48% in August for households. On the wholesale markets, prices continue to soar, suggesting a very strong increase in 2022. On the futures market, electricity for delivery in 2022 in France has just broken a record at more than 100 euros per MWh. According to the association UFC-Que Choisir, households should expect a 10% increase at the start of the year!
The government recently announced the payment of an additional energy check of 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:
Regulated gas tariffs in the process of disappearing
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.
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 matches your consumption needs. In this context of crisis, are you studying the possibility of changing energy supplier more seriously? Consult our dedicated file without further delay: