Gas prices: what does the end of regulated tariffs in 2023 change?

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Regulated gas tariffs will disappear on July 1, 2023. This measure, endorsed by the Energy and Climate Law in 2019, concerns nearly 4 million French households who have subscribed to these tariffs. La Dépêche explains to you.

All French people are concerned. As of July 1, 2023, all regulated gas prices will disappear. Clearly, the price of natural gas will be subject to market supply.

Usually, regulated energy sales tariffs are set by the public authorities. They are marketed by “historic” suppliers, such as EDF for electricity, or Engie for gas. From July 1, you will therefore have to take out a market offer contract with the natural gas supplier of your choice. A change that the State has already made known – which still sets prices until this date – to the 3 million subscribers to the regulated gas tariff.

In contrast to these tariffs, market offers will be offered by all energy suppliers (Alterna, Antargaz, Butagaz, TotalEnergies, Dyneff, Eni, Iberdrola, Vattenfall, EDF, etc.). The prices will thus no longer be determined by the public authorities but by the suppliers according to an established contract.

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If you want to change your contract, you have until June 30, 2023 to notify your supplier. You may even have already received several official information letters informing you of this new regulation. If you subscribe to a new subscription, the old one is automatically terminated without any action being requested.

To compare the most advantageous offers, do not hesitate to turn to the comparator of the national energy ombudsman, which makes it possible to sort through all the offers of this new competition. Finally, rest assured: if you have not made any changes by June 30, 2023, you will automatically switch to the market offer of your usual supplier (Engie or a local operator) in order to ensure the continuity of your gas supply.

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