Peter Brookshaw, Plymouth city council cabinet member for housing, told the newspaper that fuel prices need to be "standardised across the country".
He added there is an "awful lot of Plymouth people" living in fuel poverty.
Mr Brookshaw stated: "We've been paying more for years because we are out on a limb on the national grid,
"That's totally unfair in a region which is poorer than most. It's a double whammy."
David Hunter, from energy consultants McKinnon & Clarke, recently told the Daily Mail that with reductions in wholesale costs for energy firms, there is "clear room" for price drops for consumers.
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