MSE News: Eon cuts gas prices by 6%

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"The drop in typical costs follows cuts announced by British Gas and Scottish & Southern Energy this year ..."

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Eon cuts gas prices by 6%

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  • DUTRDUTR Forumite
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    All smokes and mirrors! Last year BG announced a drop in gas price, the energy use vs bill actually shows an overall increase in cost per kwh, and that is after switching to websaver 4 from a standard tariff, think I will stick to pornhub.com for excitement rather than the news of energy companies reducing their charges.
  • Premier_2Premier_2 Forumite
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    When you switched from standard to websaver 4, it may well be that the unit price was higher, but the overall cost once you allowed for all the various discounts being into account would be lower (based on the same consumption)

    It may only be a small reduction, but as one supermarket says, every little helps.

    If anyone doesn't want their saving, feel free to send the saving to me :D
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010
  • icefallicefall Forumite
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    Why isnt the electricity being reduced, does anyone know.
    I always wanted to be a procrastinator, never got round to it...
  • mvanmvan Forumite
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    Just saw this on Working Lunch, usual headline story eon drops prices but as eon along with many other energy (and most other utilities) companies seek to confuse with numerous tariffs I am never sure where I stand!

    Just transferred to FixOnline6 (6,2 & 17.2% discounts) as this was the cheapest and now trying to understand where this latest news leaves me, it appears stuck as the 14 day cancellation period will have expired by the deal intro on March 31st.
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    edited 8 March 2010 at 2:06PM
    mvan wrote: »
    ...Just transferred to FixOnline6 (6,2 & 17.2% discounts) as this was the cheapest and now trying to understand where this latest news leaves me, ....

    Fix online 6 is a fixed price tariff. Whilst you can be sure prices won't increase, they won't decrease either. Prices are fixed until 1st April 2011.

    (There's a £30 early exit fee if you don't want to stay)

    If you want a tariff that won't go any higher than a pre-determined limit, but may go down, look for those called a capped price tariff.
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010
  • PincherPincher
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    Can't see what has been reduced.

    For my post code, the variable tariffs seems to stay the same on the EON website. The Energy discount 5 tariff, which presumably is 4% below standard tariff, is still showing the same Tier 2 rate for gas.

    Tried to get the single fuel Gas price using my address, and the website says I need to call EON because I am already a customer.

    I am on FixOnline 6, so just curious.
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    mvan wrote: »
    Just saw this on Working Lunch, usual headline story eon drops prices but as eon along with many other energy (and most other utilities) companies seek to confuse with numerous tariffs I am never sure where I stand!

    Just transferred to FixOnline6 (6,2 & 17.2% discounts) as this was the cheapest and now trying to understand where this latest news leaves me, it appears stuck as the 14 day cancellation period will have expired by the deal intro on March 31st.

    Hi mvan,

    FixOnline as you know is a fixed price tariff, so this won't be affected by a price increase or decrease.

    So, the prices and the discounts you have chosen will not change.

    Because the decrease is in the future, new prices won't yet show on comparison sites, this means that you will need to work out the difference manually.

    mvan, I appreciate the situation and I will be more then happy to do the comparison for you, just email me on the address on the left.

    Helena
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    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • [Just transferred to FixOnline6 (6,2 & 17.2% discounts) as this was the cheapest and now trying to understand where this latest news leaves me, it appears stuck as the 14 day cancellation period will have expired by the deal intro on March 31st.[/QUOTE]

    I too recently switched to FixOnline6. I have done a quick comparison and for me (living in South East) I would be £48 better off if I now move to Npower Duel fuel V17.

    There was mention that prices may reduce further, so I am thinking of staying with Eon on the current plan and review again in a month or two.

    According to uswitch there was no better Eon tarrif than the Fixonline 6. Does anyone know when the comparison sites get updated with price changes?
  • E.ON_Company_Representative:_HelenaE.ON_Company_Representative:_Helena Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    Pincher wrote: »
    Can't see what has been reduced.

    For my post code, the variable tariffs seems to stay the same on the EON website. The Energy discount 5 tariff, which presumably is 4% below standard tariff, is still showing the same Tier 2 rate for gas.

    Tried to get the single fuel Gas price using my address, and the website says I need to call EON because I am already a customer.

    I am on FixOnline 6, so just curious.

    Hi Pincher,

    I've just checked, it looks like the website hasn't been up dated with the new prices, I will keep my eye on it and let you know when it changes.

    Helena
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    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • E.ON_Company_Representative:_HelenaE.ON_Company_Representative:_Helena Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    BeardedMan wrote: »
    Does anyone know when the comparison sites get updated with price changes?

    Hi BeardedMan,

    As soon as the price decrease was announced, we will have started to notify each of the comparison websites.

    The sites up date at varying times, we don't have control over this, my advice would be to check over the next few days or so.

    Helena
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
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