Originally, the gas levy was to apply on October 1st. But shortly before the start, the federal government backed down. The gas surcharge will not come. But basic suppliers had already raised prices because of the gas surcharge or announced adjustments – some of them as of October 1st. FOCUS online says what affected gas households have to do now.
The gas surcharge was supposed to be introduced on October 1st. Affected gas households should pay for the first time from October 31st at the earliest.
Private households and companies were originally supposed to pay them to support energy companies that now have to buy more expensively in other markets due to the failure of Russian gas imports. But nothing will come of it.
Instead, there should now be a gas and electricity price brake. Millions of households should be relieved. cost point? 200 billion euros.
In the past few weeks and months, several municipal utilities had increased the prices hefty and justified this price adjustment with the gas surcharge.
These invoices are now invalid. Gas suppliers are also not allowed to implement price adjustments now. Reason? There is a sum contained there that is not legitimate.
Anyone who has received an invoice should file an objection now. The old price will then continue to apply.
As the gas levy is no longer applicable, customers do not have to pay it. And even if the gas suppliers have increased the prices in addition to the gas surcharge, this adjustment no longer applies.
Those affected should IMMEDIATELY file an objection and request a recalculation of the work price. At the same time, the advance payment must also be readjusted. Request that the exact amount of the discount be explained to you.
They also have to check incoming invoices more closely. Which working price is charged and is the adjustment justified?
As a rule, the price increase is invalid because the energy price includes a gas levy that is no longer valid. The chances of utilities going back to legacy price now? Very good.
But that’s not all! Basic suppliers have to adjust the tariffs again and inform consumers at least six weeks in advance.
In other words: nothing works until mid-November. Neither price brake nor price increase.
FOCUS online advises: read the gas meter every 30 days to know the average consumption.
Energy has never been as expensive as it is now. But instead of panicking, you should calmly check potential savings at home. As our guide shows, there are many of them.
In the past few weeks and months, several municipal utilities had increased their prices and justified this price adjustment with the gas surcharge. Now the suppliers could send letters to their customers again.
Gas providers could run through two scenarios.
Scenario 1: It is possible that the gas surcharge will be deducted from the energy price and thus from the monthly payment.
Scenario 2: The gas suppliers only wait and inform customers when the price brake has been set.
Both scenarios are possible.
In the event of price increases, those affected must question whether the gas supplier is allowed to adjust the prices at all. If a price guarantee was agreed when the contract was concluded, the gas supplier may not increase it.