PARIS, June 14 (Reuters) - Regulated gas prices paid by around 4.6 million customers to French energy group Engie could fall by 6.7 percent on July 1 according a draft government plan, Les Echos newspaper said on Friday.
The paper said this was the result of a sharp decline in world gas prices since the end of last year.
France’s CRE energy market regulator - which recommends regulated gas and electricity tariffs to the government for a final decision - was not immediately available to comment.
Regulated gas prices are expected to end by 2023 after a decision by France’s highest administrative court ruled in 2017 that the CRE-fixed tariffs hurt competition and were against EU regulations.
Reporting by Bate Felix Editing by Geert De Clercq