Gas Prices in Ireland Compared
Bord Gais Energy (which is owned by UK-based firm Centrica) has 6 competitors for the supply of Natural Gas to households in Ireland. The other gas suppliers in Ireland are Flogas, SSE Airtricity, Electric Ireland, Energia and Prepay Power .
All the energy suppliers increased gas prices by large amounts in 2022 – but prices are starting to fall again in October and November 2023 .
Which supplier has the cheapest gas prices in Ireland ?
We have compared the gas prices on offer for households in September 2023. (We only looked at those tariffs with a 1-year contract.)
|Very High (20000 kWh)||Energia €2497||SSE €2706|
|High (15000kWh)||Energia €1908||SSE €2068|
|Medium (11000 kWh)||Energia €1437||SSe €1557|
|Low (5000 kWH)||Energia €730||SSE €791|
You can make your own comparison at the useful Switcher website
Very High Gas Usage
A large household with more than 5 or 6 occupants using gas for cooking, heating and hot water could use as much as 20000 kwh of gas a year. This is almost double the average usage.
Energia has the lowest price at €2497 in year one.
SSE Airtricity is next best at €2706
High Gas Usage
Gas consumption of 15000 kwH per year might be typical for high-usage households. Generally speaking, gas usage will be higher than average in larger homes with four or more occupants that use gas for both heating and hot water.
Energia has the lowest price at €1908 in year one.
SSE Airtricity is next best at €2068
Average Gas Usage
Energia currently has the best deal for average-usage households . Their 10% discount deal works out at €1437 in year one.
The second lowest is SSE at €1557
You can make your own gas price comparison for your own usage at the useful Switcher website
Best for Low Gas Usage :
Smaller households will obviously use less gas. Typical usage for a 1 or 2-person household might be 5000kwh per year.
Energia has the lowest price at €730 in year one.
SSE Airtricity is the cheapest at €791 in year one
All figures include VAT, standing charges and carbon tax. Rounded to the nearest Euro.
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Prices above are for new customers paying by direct debit.
Gas Prices Checked Sept 9th 2023
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Tip: All households also use electricity – and you can usually get a better overall deal if you get your gas and electricity from the same supplier.
See our page on Dual Fuel Bundles Compared
Be aware that the Irish energy comparison sites don’t all include cashback offers when calculating the total annual charges. So, don’t assume that the supplier they show at the top of their list will actually be the best deal for you. You might 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)
12 months after switching your gas supplier you should always look at changing again to get the best deal. It only takes a few minutes.
You can do your own gas price comparison at the useful Switcher website
See our page on Cheapest Electricity Deals in Ireland here.
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