Gas prices during the current heating season 21 percent below last year’s level / rising oil price: off the spring price increases at the gas / Berlin threaten again, January 14, 2010 the winter in Germany his circles moving in these days. Hoch Bob rolls now after low Daisy\”with lots of snow in the luggage\” with freezing cold approach. In contrast to the last winter the 18.5 million German households with gas supply can look but rather relaxed the current vagaries of the weather. While a year ago, they had to pay record-high prices for gas in the coldest months, the current gas costs will be significantly lower. As the price level of the gas for private consumer is toptarif.de around 21 percent according to current calculations of the independent consumer portal lower than 12 months ago. Consequences of the economic crisis push the gas price at least looking at gas prices German consumers will benefit from the economic crisis and its long-term consequences \”, energy expert Thorsten Bohg makes it clear by toptarif.de. In mid-2008 he broke Oil prices due to the global recession and decreased demand for oil a dramatically. Also the price of gas in Germany, which is coupled to six delay on the price of oil since the beginning of 2009 steadily fell in its wake.
Even the recovery of oil prices since early summer 2009 struck in Europe due to the persistently weak dollar to beech. Experts warn against price increases in spring for the spring forecast many professionals but again a renewed rise of gas prices. The reason: Despite currently favourable procurement costs for gas on the European spot markets many public utilities on long-term contracts are bound, based on the mechanisms of the oil binding. Accordingly awaits Holger Krawinkel, energy expert from the Federation of consumer organizations, a price increase of up to 15 percent in the coming months.