Gas price freeze welcomed
SDLP Energy spokesperson Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA has welcomed the announcement by Phoenix Gas that their gas prices are not to rise this winter.
The South Belfast MP said: “This is positive news for both business and household gas customers, who have been worried about an increase in their energy bills, especially as the cold months creep in.
“It is particularly positive given Northern Ireland Electricity’s (NIE) price freeze earlier this week and will be a great relief to so many people, including the 130,000 people who use Phoenix Gas in the Greater Belfast area.
“Competitiveness in pricing among companies who supply essential energy services to the public is very healthy and I would encourage other providers to examine their prices and make every effort to lower or keep them steady as the winter draws in.”