Gas Prices in Ireland Compared (For New customers only)
Checked January 1st 2019
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.
|Electric Ireland **||€680||€137||€99||5.54|
|Just Energy *
|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).
Note: Electric Ireland have promised no price increases until at least March 2019.
Even if Electric Ireland raise gas prices by 6% – their deal will increase to €717 over 12 months – which is only €9 a year more than the current fixed priced deal from Just Energy. It will also be less than the current deal for switchers to Bord Gais Energy (€723) – who have yet to reveal their price increase.
We expect Just Energy to announce price increases in the next month or two.
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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