Cheapest Gas Prices in Ireland

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 ?

Shown below is a gas price comparison based on an annual gas usage of  11000 kwH.  This is the typical usage for a medium-sized household using gas for heating and hot water. We have worked out the savings that someone could make by switching if they are currently on Bord Gais Energy standard rates.
We have shown the five cheapest switching deals based on savings over 12 months.

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 Prices Compared

As you can see from the gas price comparison below –  a Bord Gais Energy customer on standard rates not paying by direct debit, using 11000 kWh of gas a year would save €160 over the first year on their gas bill by switching to Flogas (€609 total bills in year one)

If you are not already with Bord Gais for gas – then they have a good discounted offer for switchers that works out at €613 in year one.



Supplier
First Year
Cost 11000
Kwh

Savings
in Year
One
Standing
Charge

€cent
per
Kwh

Flogas€609€165€494.55
Bord Gais Energy€613#€974.158
Iberdrola (€115 cashback)
616€158€1015.194
Electric Ireland (€75 cashback)
647127€1035.09
Panda Power €684 €90 €1034.755
Bord Gais Std Rate€7740€1016.02

All figures include VAT, standing charges and carbon tax. Rounded to the nearest Euro. Carbon tax is now €58.80 inc VAT on 1100KwH but it is rising in October.
Prices above are for new customers paying by direct debit.

Checked September 21st 2020

If you went with the Prepay option from Prepay Power – it would cost you €837 over the 12 months. That’s almost €300 more expensive than the cheapest gas price !


More Tips

You will usually get a better overall deal if you switch both your gas and electricity to the same supplier. See our page on Dual Fuel Prices Compared

Be aware that Irish energy comparison sites don’t always 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 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.

See More Top Money Saving Tips 2020

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