September 17, 2012 / 5:07 PM / 5 years ago

French government will seek to hike gas price by 2 pct

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The French government will seek to increase regulated gas prices by 2 percent on October 1, rejecting French utility GDF Suez's request for a 7 percent hike, a spokesman for the French Energy ministry told Reuters on Monday.

The news was first reported by French daily Le Figaro.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Elena Berton; Editing by Christian Plumb

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