Gas Prices in Ireland Compared

Gas Prices in Ireland Compared  (For New customers only)
Checked  November 6th 2018

Bord Gais Energy (who are owned by Centrica) now have 6 competitors for the supply of Natural Gas to households in Ireland – Flogas ,  SSE Airtricity , Electric Ireland , Energia , Just Energy and Panda Power.

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 switching to another provider. We have shown the cheapest switching deals from each supplier over 12 months.

As you can see from the comparison below –  a Bord Gais Energy  customer on standard rates not paying by direct debit , using 11000 kwH of gas a year would save  €137 over the first  year on their gas bill by switching to Electric Ireland for gas(Price includes €75 cashback and it is a 12 month contract payable by direct debit)

Figures include VAT ,  standing charges and carbon tax. Rounded to the nearest Euro.  Prices for new customers.

Supplier First Year
in Year
Electric Ireland DD Ebills ** €680 €137 €99 5.5691
Just Energy *
€736 €81 €32.71 5.974
SSE Airtricity
€760 €57 €109 5.5
€768 €49 €111 5.553
€771 €46 €104 5.64
Panda Power
€784 €33 €93 5.5
Bord Gais Std  Rate €817 0 €99 6.11

**  Electric Ireland price includes €75 cashback

* Just Energy rates are fixed for 12 months

As you can see from the comparison above –  a Bord Gais Energy  customer on standard rates, not paying by direct debit , using 11000 kwH of gas a year would save  €137 over the first  year on their gas bill by switching to Electric Ireland for gas(Price includes €75 cashback and it is a 12 month contract payable by direct debit).

If you are not already with Bord Gais Energy – their best offer for new customers works out at €723 in year one. (14% discount)


Be aware that  Irish energy comparison sites  don’t include 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.


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23 thoughts on “Gas Prices in Ireland Compared

  1. Business charges for fuel will vary according to the size of teh business and it’s usage – and sometimes individual deals can be done. Contact the suppliers (there aren’t that many) – and get them to give you a quote for your annual charge based on your usage for last year. Make sure they include any standing charges etc. Then go for the cheapest.

  2. Hi Barry
    The cost of 18000kwh with B Gais would be €1120 not €1068. Even if you deduct the free boiler service it comes to €1021 – which is still slightly more expensive than the Flogas option. Also – people may be able to get gas boiler servicing for less than €99 from other providers.

  3. the commissioner for energy regulation works in the interests of the companies only and not the general public . nowhere was this more evident than in the regulation of water charges which showed the authority to be totally incompetent and far from independent . jobs for the boys .
    i also contacted the regulator and the office of the director of consumer affairs asking that energy prices be given as a flat per kw rate with none of the gobbly gook ( different plans etc ) but was given the brush off. were it not for sites like this we would be ripped off even more than the regulator condones.

  4. The Just Energy fixed price Rate Saver for gas would work out at €608 over a year – and they guarantee the unit rate or standing charge will not rise (or fall) . Electric Ireland would be €627 with the cashback.
    If you are average usage electricity 4200kwh (or lower) – then the Electric Ireland cashback offer will work out as the cheapest for your year 1.
    When the year is up – switch again.

  5. The prices we show include the €60 discount .
    Good point about the low standing charge.
    THanks Rory

  6. Because I’m a pay-as-you-go customer with Bord Gais. Im not entitled to any discounts. Am i paying much more than other customers using tgis method of payment? Thanks.
    Also, if I want to switch I have to pay €200 to have the meter removed. As it belongs to the Gas Networks. Bord Gais don’t tell you this when you opt for pay as you go method. Very deceptive!

    • Hi Caroline – yes by using a prepay meter – you will be paying a bit more than people with normal meters. The main thing is that it is costly to switch supplier – as you have found out . You should have been told about teh €200 removal fee when you signed up for prepay (it i sprobably in the small print somewhere) . A gas user using just 8000 kwh a year could cut gas bills by over 230 in one year by moving to Electric Ireland’s gas plan (not payg) – they would give you €175 cashback which is included in this figure. Worth looking into . Why did you go for prepay in the first place?

  7. Amazing website. Thank you for your service.

    If someone is on dual Energia model – would it be best to go for combination of Electric Ireland (Gas) and Bord Gais (Electricity) €175 cashback models?


    • Yes Dennis – that is currently the cheapest switching option for average usage – whoever your current supplier is. Figures are based on the first 12 months. After that look again and switch to the best deal again.

  8. Do the rates shown for Flogas in your chart above relate to natural gas or imported LPG.
    If not LPG what would average annual charge be based on average usage of 11000KwH in the case of LPG?

  9. Hi,
    Like Rita above, I am currently with Calor Gas, which doesnt appear in the above comparison (Is it known as something else also?)
    I would like to know if i would be better off switching….Most recent bill was €400 for Jan to April.

    • Hi Ronan
      The gas price comparison is for mains piped natural gas. I assume you are using a tank of lpg from Calor?
      It is difficult to compare prices of lpg tanks because the suppliers don’t publish prices. You could try getting a quote from Flogas – but sometimes the tanks are owned by the gas suppliers and it can be hard to switch.

  10. Hi

    I’m really confused. My fiance and I have just bought our first house together and are currently being provided gas with Bord Gas and Electricity with Electric Ireland both through direct debit. Electric Ireland have offered cash back if we sign up with them for 12 months. Bord Gas have offered us 175 euro cashback. Should we stay with these providers or switch? I saw on your article that Electric Ireland are the cheapest for gas and Bord Gas are the cheapest for Electricity – but I’m confused whether that will apply to us as we are paying by direct debit.

    Best, Dylan

    • If they are both offering €175 cashback to stay with them – then you should take that offer.

  11. Hi we are currently with energia for electricity we used 5870units last year. We also are with electric for gas we used 7000 units last last. Who would be the cheapest this year to go with.

    • Hi Rhonda
      Based on those figures – your best deal would be to go with the Panda Power dual fuel offer via Switcher – this would work out at €1555 over the next year.
      This would be cheaper than going with the best single fuel offers ( Gas from Just Energy @ €457 and Elec from Bord Gais Energy with €175 cashback @ €1124 – a grand total of €1681)

  12. I have oil central heating and cannot avail natural gas so was looking at log would this be more expensive than oil we also have solid fuel heating

  13. Hi I would be grateful for some advice I am with energia for gas what would be my best option I want to move I have to pay the 50 Euro free as my contra is up in January tks jean

  14. hi

    just to warn people about the CERs average usage figures….

    you should sit down and work it out for yourself.
    I have found that my actual usage is less than two thirds of the CERs averages values… they are obvously averaging across all household types which gives a skewed value , in my opinion.

    for electricity, we use 3300kwh per year and
    gas 6500 kwh

    • Of courrse – an average is the average for all households. Everyone is different. But it’s a useful way to compare.

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