Cheapest Gas Prices in Ireland


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, Prepay Power .

All the energy suppliers have increased gas prices by large amounts in 2022 – and there will be more increases before 2023.

Which supplier has the cheapest gas prices in Ireland ?


We have compared the gas prices on offer for households at the end of September 2022. (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)One Big Switch €2276Energia €2800
High (15000kWh)One Big Switch €1751Energia €2135
Medium (11000 kWh)One Big Switch €1328Energia €1602
Low (5000 kWH)One Big Switch €690Energia €806

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.

If you sign up with One Big Switch – you can get an exclusive offer of 33% off gas rates with Bord Gais Energy for 12 months. This currently works out at €2276 per year for average usage. (including Oct price increase)

Energia at €2800 in year one currently has the second lowest price over one year .



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.

Anyone that registers with One Big Switch – can get an exclusive offer of 33% off gas rates with Bord Gais Energy for 12 months. This currently works out at €1751 per year for average usage. (including Oct price increase)

Energia at €2135 in year one is currently the next best deal over one 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.)

If you sign up with One Big Switch – you can get an exclusive offer of 33% off gas rates with Bord Gais Energy for 12 months. This currently works out at €1328 per year for average usage. (including Oct price increase)



Energia currently has the second-best deal for average usage households . Their discount deal works out at €1602 in year one.



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.
If you sign up with One Big Switch – you can get an exclusive offer of 33% off gas rates with Bord Gais Energy for 12 months. This currently works out at €690 per year for usage of 5000Kwh. (including Oct price increase)

Energia has the second cheapest gas deal for low-usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy. Their best deal works out at €806 in year one. (5000 kwh)


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 Sept 24th 2022


More Switching Tips

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 .


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See our page on Cheapest Electricity Deals in Ireland here.

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