Gas Prices in Ireland Compared (For New customers)
Checked September 2016
Bord Gais Energy (who are now owned by Centrica) have 4 competitors for the supply of Natural Gas in Ireland – Flogas , Airtricity , Electric Ireland and Energia .
Shown below is a gas price comparison based on annual usage of 165000 kwH per year . (This could be typical usage for homes using gas for both heating and hot water.) We have compared the the cheapest tariffs from each provider for new customers who are switching from their current supplier .
Figures correct as at Sept 20th 2016 ( including VAT , standing charges and carbon tax) Rounded to the nearest Euro.
|Company||€ cent per kwh||Standing Chg||Annual Bill for 16500kwh||Savings|
|Electric Ireland DD Ebills **||5.400||92||859||251|
|Flogas Direct Debit||4.589||91||917||193|
|Bord Gais DD ebill +levelpay||5.282||93.12||1034||76|
|Bord Gais Std Rate||5.742||93.12||1110||0|
As you can see from the comparison above – a Bord Gais customer on standard rates using 16500 kwH of gas a year would save €251 over the first year on their gas bill if they switched to Electric Ireland for gas. (It is a 12 month contract with a €50 penalty for leaving early.)
Note: It is possible that gas customers who changed suppliers in the past year will be still on special lower tarrifs or fixed rates. The figures shown above are the prices charged for new customers.
** Electric Ireland price includes €150 cashback
All gas users will 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 fuel providers have discount or promotional codes – check out 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 grants available to help – and you could cut your gas usage and bills by as much as 20% .
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