In consequence of the increasing competition in the gas market, providers with price guarantees are often even much cheaper than the local basic utilities. According to our Competition analysis consumer in the 50 largest cities in Germany can save an average 109 euros annually compared to the cheapest rate of local basic utility, if you opt for an offer with a price guarantee”, so Bohg. Table in xls: savings in gas in the 50 largest cities in Germany in some regions are even much higher the price differences. So, switching to a provider with a one-year price guarantee in Stuttgart, Leipzig, Wuppertal, Chemnitz and Ludwigshafen am Rhein even with more than 280 euro savings will be rewarded. Consumers, who now in the longer term to secure favourable summer prices, are protected during change of provider generally by the legislature”, adds Bohg. Since the new provider takes over all the formalities relating to the termination and conversion, the choice of a new supplier can be achieved already with little time spent.” Through consumer portals such as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de/ gas) or free Service hotlines as 0800 10 30-499 can consumers quickly and easily about alternatives in their region informed and free switch to a cheaper gas provider. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over toptarif.de in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. Media contact: Christina Salinas Tel.