Gas Prices in Ireland Compared (For New customers only)
Checked February 19th 2017
Bord Gais Energy (who are owned by Centrica) have 4 competitors for the supply of Natural Gas in Ireland – Flogas , SSE Airtricity , Electric Ireland and Energia . But which supplier has the cheapest
Shown below is a gas price comparison based on an average annual gas usage of 11150 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.
Figures correct as at Feb 19th 2017 ( including VAT , standing charges and carbon tax) Rounded to the nearest Euro.
|Electric Ireland DD Ebills ** Cashback||€533||€231||€92||5.13|
|SSE Airtricity ***
|Flogas 22% Discount
|Bord Gais Std Rate||€764||0||€93||5.742|
** Electric Ireland price includes €175 cashback
*** SSE price includes €120 cashback if joined online at Switcher.ie
As you can see from the comparison above – a Bord Gais customer on standard rates not paying by direct debit , using 111150 kwH of gas a year would save €231 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 with a €50 penalty for leaving early.)
If you are already getting your natural gas from Electric Ireland – then the best deal in this case would be to switch to SSE Airtricity You can get a personalised energy price comparison at the Switcher.ie website
Be aware that on the comparison sites such as Switcher – they don’t include cashback offers when calculating the annual charges. So – don’t assume that the cheapest deal they show at the top of the list will actually be the best deal. You need to add on any cashback offers to work out the savings over 12 months.
Tip – 12 months after switching energy supplier you should 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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