Gas Prices in Ireland Compared
Bord Gais Energy (who are owned by UK based firm Centrica) now have seven competitors for the supply of Natural Gas to households in Ireland. The other gas suppliers are Flogas, SSE Airtricity, Electric Ireland, Energia, Iberdrola, Prepay Power and Panda Power.
Which supplier has the cheapest gas prices in Ireland ?
We have compared the gas prices on offer for households switching from Bord Gais Energy’s standard rates. (We only looked at those tariffs with a 1 year contract.)
(Over 1st Year)
|Very High (20000 kWh)||Iberdrola €1158||Flogas €1160|
|High (15000kWh)||Flogas €884||Iberdrola
|Medium (11000 kWh)||Electric Ireland €661||Flogas €664|
|Low (5000 kWH)||Electric Ireland €288||Iberdrola
|Very Low (3500 kWH)||Electric Ireland €194||Iberdrola
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.
Currently, the best switching deal for very high electricity usage homes is available from Iberdrola
Their offer will work out at €1158 in the first year.
The second lowest-priced deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Flogas working out at €1160 in year one. ( 35% discount) If you are currently with Bord Gais you will be paying €1522 in year one
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.
The lowest-priced deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Flogas working out at €884 in year one.
The next best switching deal for high gas usage homes is available from Iberdrola
Their offer will work out at €897 in the first year.
Average Gas Usage
For medium-sized homes that use gas to provide heating and most hot water, an annual gas usage of about 11000 Kwh a year would be typical. (This is the national average usage figure.)
Electric Ireland has the best deal .Their €135 cashback deal works out at €661 in year one. (For average usage).
Flogas has the second cheapest gas deal for average usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy. Their 33% discount will work out at €664 over the first 12 months for this usage.
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.
Currently, the best switching deal for low gas usage homes is with Electric Ireland . Their Valuesaver cashback deal works out at €288 in year one. (For average usage).
Iberdrola. has the second cheapest gas deal for low usage. It works out at €305 in year one. (Including €140 cashback)
Very Low Gas Usage
For single occupancy or well-insulated households – gas usage may be as low as 3500 Kwh a year.
On Bord Gais Energy standard rates this would work out at €318 in year one.
By switching to Electric Ireland on their Valuesaver cashback deal – it would cost just €194 in year one. (For average usage).
Switching to Iberdrola’s €140 cashback deal would cost just €206 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 July 19th 2021
More Switching Tips
Tip: All households also use electricity – and you can usually get a better overall deal if you get both 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 gas supplier you should always look at switching again to get the best deal. It only takes a few minutes .
See our page on Cheapest Electricity Deals in Ireland here.
Some energy providers often have discounts or promotional codes – check our Discount Alert page for any current codes.
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