Ah, competition. Why wasn’t that about when I was buying gas in Belfast?
Friction between the two main suppliers in the greater Belfast market has intensified with both Phoenix and Firmus claiming victory in the battle for market share.
Firmus Energy sparked off the latest exchanges by announcing an end to its summer price freeze but promising not only to honour its commitment to be at least 7.5% cheaper than Phoenix but increase the discount to 10%.
Phoenix hit back immediately with a statement clearly aimed at Firmus.
“We said earlier this year that we believed large introductory offers from other suppliers were designed to lure customers and would not be maintained moving forward,” said Phoenix Supply.
Awesome. Two companies, one a young upstart and one established player. Hopefully that’ll help keep the prices a bit more reasonable…