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.) The prices take account of the VAT reduction on May 1st.
(Over 1st Year)
|Very High (20000 kWh)||Electric Ireland €1608||Iberdrola ( €1652)|
|High (15000kWh)||Electric Ireland €1242||Iberdrola ( €1281)|
|Medium (11000 kWh)||Electric Ireland €949||Flogas €949|
|Low (5000 kWH)||Flogas €368||Electric Ireland €493|
|Very Low (3500 kWH)||Flogas €223||Electric Ireland €370|
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 Electric Ireland – working out at €1608 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.
The best deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Electric Ireland – their14% off deal works out at €1242 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.) From April 15th – Bord Gais will charge €1464 for this usage over a year.
Electric Ireland currently has the best deal for new average usage households switching from Bord Gais. Their 1 year 14% discount deal works out at €949 in year one. (For average usage).
Flogas works out at the same price when you include their €220 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.
Flogas have a cashback offer of €220 – which brings their year one price down to €368
Electric Ireland has the second cheapest gas deal for low usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy. Their Valuesaver with €50 cashback deal works out at €493 in year one. (For average usage)
Very Low Gas Usage
For single occupancy or well-insulated households – gas usage may be as low as 3500 Kwh a year.
Flogas have a cashback offer of €220 – which brings their year one price down to €223
The next best deal can be found by switching to Electric Ireland on their 1 year Valuesaver cashback deal – it would cost €373 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 May 1st 2022
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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 .
See our page on Cheapest Electricity Deals in Ireland here.
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