Gas Prices in Ireland Compared

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.

Supplier First Year
in Year
Electric Ireland ** €680 €137 €99 5.54
Just Energy *
€708 €109 €44.06 5.62
€746 €83 €112 5.34
Panda Power
€784 €33 €93 5.5
€820 -€3 €110 6.027

€823 -€6 €116 6.303
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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6 thoughts on “Gas Prices in Ireland Compared

  1. 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.

  2. There is no mention of calor gas prices here and I am wondering why? Can you give me any information? I have a tank which I get filled as gas has not reached us. I live in Brooklawn, 6 miles west of Tuam. Also would you know if they intend to put their prices up now or later? I would really appreciate any info at all that you could give me. I feel that they have me over a barrel so to speak!!

    • Calor gas or Flogas don’t publish standard prices for the bulk tank gas. They seem to do combined deals involving teh rental of the tanks. You will just need to get quotes from the suppliers – there are probably only 2 or 3.

    • Hi Davep – it is the cashback that makes the Electric Ireland offer the cheapest over the first year. But they are due a price increase in March or April.
      If it is still available – the Just Energy fixed price deal will be the best deal for higher usage.

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