The pro-Shabbos Shefa Shuk boycott appears will be expanding, moving to target gas companies, beginning with Dor Gas, a subsidiary of Dor Energy. Organizers of the protest predict the company may lose as many as 1,500 customers.
According to Ladat.net, 1,500 households have already signaled is the boycott is launched; they will leave and move to another firm.
Askanim are aware that dealing with gas companies is difficult for the end user and towards finding a solution, efforts are underway to form group which would negotiate with a gas company on behalf of hundreds of families, thereby obtaining a better price and eliminating some of the hardship involved in changing gas companies. Such an effort is already in the works with 500 families united in Ashdod and other 1,000 joining nationwide.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)