Scottish Power cuts gas pricesLast major energy company to announce price drop
17 January 2012
Scottish Power has joined the five other major energy companies in announcing it is cutting energy prices.
The energy supplier will drop its gas prices by 5% from 27 February.
Energy price cuts
The Scottish Power price cut follows similar announcements from British Gas, Npower, SSE and EDF Energy last week.
Eon announced it was cutting electricity prices yesterday.
Scottish Power says the price cut will affect around 1.4 million gas only and dual fuel customers, with the average bill dropping £36 a year.
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How the price cuts compare
- British Gas: has cut electricity prices by 5%, effective immediately
- Scottish and Southern Energy: will reduce gas prices by 3.8% from 26 March
- EDF Energy: will reduce gas prices by 5% from 7 February
- Npower: will reduce gas prices by 5% from 1 February
- Eon: will reduce electricity prices by 6% from 27 February
- Scottish Power: will reduce gas prices by 5% from 27 February
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