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New Island-wide gas tariff from 1st of January

A new Island-wide gas tariff comes into force from 1st January next year.

It follows the completion of the two year natural gas conversion scheme and brings to an end a disparity in pricing for different types of gas.

Until now, gas bills have been a postcode lottery, with households in areas using LPG and 'towns' gas paying considerably more than those on natural gas.

The new tariff will bring the per-unit price of gas down for more than 9,000 households, but will mean a rise of more than 3 per cent for existing natural gas customers.

Manx Gas managing director Tony Nicholls says it's a levelling exercise which will help pay for the conversion project:

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