4 to 14% negotiation margins after the liberalization of gas prices for non-household clients

The liberalization of gas prices for non-household customers allows them to negotiate lower rates with 4, up to 14% on average, after 1 January 2015 . Most of the non-household consumers did not have the opportunity, the knowledge and the courage to enter into a negotiation with gas suppliers, notes Dumitru Chisăliţă, gas market expert and initiator of the campaign for Fair Gas Prices.

Looking at the average costs faced by the gas suppliers in the market and related services charges, we appreciate that – compared to the average price of gas in Romania offered to the final consumer on the market – the market right price of gas varies greatly according to the different months of the year.

 

The margin:

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Most customers ask for a fixed price throughout the year. This can lead the supplier (in most cases actually leads him) to offer a price determined at a time of maximized costs. Analyzing the evolution of oil price, the supply and demand in 2015, we consider that the average price offered by suppliers on the market for non-household customers from 1 January 2015, the average margin for negotiation in the different months of the year is 4% in the months of winter and can reach up to 14% in the summer months (this in a normal scenario, but in an optimistic scenario may be even in higher margins).

In these circumstances, of  a negotiation with “mass information”, a non-household customer could obtain through negotiation in 2015 following cost reductions for natural gas.

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – KINDERGARDEN – $ 1,100 / year

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – COLLEGE – $ 9,000 / year

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – BAKERY – $ 12,800 / year

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – HOSPITAL – $ 29,000 / year

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – HOTEL COMPLEX – $ 46,000 / year

Potential savings to pay the gas bill – GLASSWORKS – $ 95,000 / year

In order to develop the gas market and the protection of clients, we launched the campaign Fair Gas Prices, on

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