East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has welcomed the drop in the Firmus gas price.
The Alliance representative said: “I am delighted that Firmus has reduced its natural gas price and thereby the bills for some 50,000 customers in the Greater Belfast area, which of course covers Larne, Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey in my East Antrim constituency.
“This is especially timely as we are go into the winter months. The 10 percent reduction is not only significant but it will give customers stability over the colder months. Having said that, there may still be scope for further reduction so I call upon both the Utility Regulator, and Firmus Energy management, to swiftly ensure that further reductions in fossil fuel prices are swiftly passed on to consumers.
“Moreover, I am still determined to secure gas to Whitehead and will continue to lobby for an expansion of the gas network footprint in my constituency.”