We are now the largest independent gas supplier in the country and continue to seek new customers in every sector. We are signing up 250 new customers a week in the industrial/business market.
As a result of the growth of ENG the historical "take-or-pay" contracts are a small percentage of sales. This makes Eastern Natural Gas different from its competitors, who are largely selling gas purchased before the fall in the spot market last year. ENG now has gas costs significantly below its major competitors.
What Chris Godsmark fails to grasp is the unique size and integrated nature of Eastern Group. Eastern is extremely well positioned to lead and effectively compete in the newly emerging gas markets.
J F DEVANEY
Eastern Group plc