Gas bills in France to rise by almost 12% on July 1

The hike affects some 10 million households in France that use gas as their main energy source

Even with this latest rise, the price is still lower than it was in January

The average price of gas in France is set to rise by almost 12% month-on-month from July 1, after several months of respite.

Gas distribution network la Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE) has announced that the price of gas will rise by 11.7% due to “an increase in distribution network tariffs”.

Around 10.5 million households in France use gas as their main source of energy. The benchmark is made up of a fixed price (your subscription), plus your household’s variable gas consumption.

The benchmark gas price will average €129.20 per megawatt-hour (MWh), or 13 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) including tax, from July 1.

This means that the average bill for a residential customer would be €1,184 at the July price. This is considerably more than the June price (€1,060).

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But while the July price is higher than the previous month, it is still 3.5% lower than the average price on January 1, 2024. At the January price, the average annual bill would have been €1,227.

The amount paid depends on what you use gas for. Heating with gas means you will pay more for your subscription, but less per megawatt or kilowatt hour.

The amount paid also includes the cost of transporting it, so people who live closer to a gas port will pay less than people who live further away.