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Angry IoM residents demand lower gas charges

Angry residents held a protest outside the IOM Government buildings. Photo: Helen McKenna, ITV

Residents on the Isle of Man have expressed their concerns over the price of gas.

Manx Gas, the sole provider of the fuel on-island, states that since 2015, prices have been regulated via an agreement with the Office of Fair Trading, Treasury and Department of Economic Development.

They stated that the agreement places a ceiling on the amount of money they make.

A furry participant wears a sign during the protest. Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

Tens of people turned up outside the House of Keys to take part in this afternoon's protest objecting to current standing charges.

Martyn Perkins MHK of the OFT met protesters to listen to their concerns, making a speech in which he stated, "I have invited Manx Gas to come in and give a full presentation to members of Tynwald, which hopefully will take place in November."

He added, "I cannot dictate to them outside the terms of the contract."

Organiser Barry Murphy said Manx Gas should provide different types of tariffs.