Cheapest Gas Prices in Ireland

Gas Prices in Ireland Compared 

Bord Gais Energy (which is owned by UK based firm Centrica) now has seven competitors for the supply of Natural Gas to households in Ireland. The other gas suppliers in Ireland 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.)


Annual
Gas
Usage

Cheapest Provider
(Over 1st Year)
Second Best
Very High (20000 kWh)Iberdrola ( €1268)Electric Ireland €1340
High (15000kWh) Iberdrola ( €966)Electric Ireland €1015
Medium (11000 kWh)Electric Ireland €715 Iberdrola ( €725)
Low (5000 kWH)Electric Ireland €352 Iberdrola ( €263)
Very Low (3500 kWH)Electric Ireland €252 Iberdrola ( €272)

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.

The best price for new customers using this amount of gas is currently available from Iberdrola at €1268 in year one (included €75 cashback)

Next best is Electric Ireland – working out at €1340 in year one. ( 14% discount).


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.

Iberdrola is the cheapest at €966 in year one (included €75 cashback)

The second best deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Electric Ireland – their €100 cashback deal works out at €1015 in year one.


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 for new average usage households. Their €135 cashback deal works out at €715 in year one. (For average usage). (Includes upcoming price increase on Nov 1st)

Iberdrola is the next-best at €725 in year one. (Includes €75 cashback)


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.

Electric Ireland has the cheapest gas deal for low usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy. Their Valuesaver with €100 cashback deal works out at €352 in year one. (For average usage) (Includes upcoming price increase).

Iberdrola is the next-best at €363 in year one. (Included €75 cashback )


Very Low Gas Usage

For single occupancy or well-insulated households – gas usage may be as low as 3500 Kwh a year.

The best deal can be found by switching to Electric Ireland on their Valuesaver cashback deal – it would cost just €252 in year one. (Includes upcoming price increase)

Iberdrola is the next-best at €272 in year one – (Includes €75 cashback if you switch to them before Oct 31st ) .




All figures include VAT, standing charges and carbon tax. Rounded to the nearest Euro.
More here about Carbon tax
Prices above are for new customers paying by direct debit.

Gas Prices Checked October 15th 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 your gas supplier you should always look at switching again to get the best deal. It only takes a few minutes .


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See our page on Cheapest Electricity Deals in Ireland here.

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