Gas Prices in Ireland Compared (For New customers only)
Checked October 19th 2017
Bord Gais Energy (who are owned by Centrica) now have 5 competitors for the supply of Natural Gas to households in Ireland – Flogas , SSE Airtricity , Electric Ireland , Energia and the latest … Just Energy .
But which supplier has the cheapest gas prices in Ireland ?
Shown below is a gas price comparison based on an annual gas usage of 11000 kwH per year . This is typical usage for a medium sized household using gas for heating and hot water. We have worked out the savings that could be made in the first year for someone currently on Bord Gais Energy standard rates. We have shown the cheapest deals from each supplier over 12 months.
Figures include VAT , standing charges and carbon tax. Rounded to the nearest Euro.
|Electric Ireland DD Ebills **||€527||€228||€92||5.13|
|Just Energy (DD)*
|Bord Gais Std Rate||€755||0||€93||5.99|
** Electric Ireland price includes €175 cashback
* Just Energy’s rates are fixed for 12 months
As you can see from the comparison above – a Bord Gais customer on standard rates not paying by direct debit , using 11000 kwH of gas a year would save €228 over the first year on their gas bill if they switched to Electric Ireland for gas. and paid by direct debit (Includes €175 cashback and it is a 12 month contract)
If you are already getting your natural gas from Electric Ireland – then the best deal would be to switch to Flogas’s 25% discounted rate which works out at €596 over 12 months.
If you want to do a personalised price comparison, you can compare energy tariffs, with the choice of entering your own energy use, using the energy price comparison tool on the Switcher.ie website
Be aware that on the comparison sites such as Switcher and Bonkers – they don’t include any cashback offers when calculating the total annual charges. So – don’t always assume that the supplier they show at the top of their list will actually be the best deal for you. You need to add on any cashback offers to work out the total savings over 12 months. (We have done that for you in the table above)
Tip – 12 months after switching energy supplier you should always look at switching again to get the best deal . It only takes a few minutes .
All gas users also use electricity – so you might get a better overall deal if you get both your gas and electricity from the same supplier. See our page on Dual Fuel Prices Compared
See our page on Cheapest Electricity in Ireland here.
Some energy providers often have discount or promotional codes – check our Discount Alert page for any currrent codes.
If you have an older gas boiler – you could cut your bills even more by upgrading to a new efficient condensing boiler. There are government backed grants available to help – and you could cut your gas bills by as much as 20% .
See more here about Grants for new Gas Boilers
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