The gas bill rises in September, a blow for Italian families: +4.8%. The annual expense exceeds 1400 euros


By John

The gas bill rose by 4.8% in September compared to August on the protected market. This was announced in a press release by Arera, the public authority that sets electricity and gas tariffs on the protected market, which concerns 10 million users, a third of the total. The increase is entirely due to the increase in the average price of methane compared to August. On the Italian wholesale market, the PSV, the average price in September was 37.05 euros per megawatt hour. The general charges and the tariff linked to the expenditure for transport and measurement have remained unchanged.

In terms of final effects, the gas expenditure for the typical family in the rolling year (October 2022 – September 2023) is approximately 1,459 euros, before taxes, and was down 13.9% compared to the equivalent 12 months of the previous year (October 2021 – September 2022). The elimination of general charges and the VAT reduction to 5% have been confirmed for September and for the whole of 2023, as well as for heat and district heating management. Last September 28, Arera communicated the update of the electricity tariff on the protected market, which rose by 18.6% in the 4th quarter of 2023 compared to the previous quarter. The Energy Law Decree, approved by the Council of Ministers on 25 September, provides for an extraordinary contribution from October to December (increasing with the number of family members) for those who already receive the electricity bonus, i.e. families with an ISEE level of up to 15,000 euros ( 30,000 euros for large families). The total allocation is 300 million euros.