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.)
(Over 1st Year)
|Very High (20000 kWh)||Electric Ireland €1221||Flogas (€1253)|
|High (15000kWh)||Electric Ireland €910||Flogas (€953)|
|Medium (11000 kWh)||Electric Ireland €661||Flogas (€663)|
|Low (5000 kWH)||Flogas (€254)||Electric Ireland €288|
|Very Low (3500 kWH)||Flogas (€145)||Electric Ireland €195|
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 lowest-priced deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Electric Ireland – working out at €1221 in year one. ( 5.5% discount and €135 cashback).
The next-best price if from Flogas at €1253 in year one.
If you are currently with Bord Gais you will be paying €1531 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 best deal for new customers using this amount of gas is available from Electric Ireland – their €135 cashback deal works out at €910 in year one.
Flogas have a €200 cashback deal that works out at €953 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 average usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy.. Their €135 cashback deal works out at €661 in year one. (For average 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.
Flogas has a €175 cashback deal that works out at €254 in year one.
Electric Ireland has the cheapest gas deal for low usage households switching from Bord Gais Energy. Their Valuesaver with €135 cashback deal works out at €288 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 has a €175 cashback deal that works out at €145 in year one.
The best deal can be found by switching to Electric Ireland on their Valuesaver cashback deal – it would cost just €195 in year one. (For average usage).
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 Sepember 9th 2021
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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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