How to compare gas prices in Ireland

If you’re stuck on a standard gas tariff, you could save hundreds of euro by comparing gas suppliers and switching to a cheaper plan. Here’s how to pay less for your gas supply and find the right plan for you.

How much could you save?

The average gas customer can currently save up to €390 by switching from standard gas tariff to the cheapest deal on the market.

If you’ve not switched in over a year, you’ll be out of the discounted period and paying more than you need to. If you have a dual fuel tariff for your gas and electricity, you’ll make even bigger savings by switching.

Switch and save up to €771 on your energy bills

It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving

How to find the best gas prices

Finding the best gas tariff is straightforward. You just need to:

We’ll then show you the gas tariffs that you could switch to, how much you’ll save by switching and how much each plan is likely to cost you per year.

What are the cheapest gas prices in Ireland?

Our gas price comparison table below shows the five cheapest gas tariffs on the market, based on the national average consumption, which, according to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), is 11,000 kW/h of gas per year.

Supplier Plan Name Price
Bord Gáis Energy Best Gas - 38% Discount (New Customers) (DD, paper billing) €928
Electric Ireland EnergySaver Gas 14 (DD, online billing) €949
Electric Ireland Gas 24 month (New Customers) (DD, online billing) €1,020
Electric Ireland Gas (New Customers) (DD, online billing) €1,020
Electric Ireland Gas (New Customers) (DD, paper billing) €1,024

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It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving

This table can only give you an idea of the cheapest gas prices for the average user. If you want to find the deal that’s best for your specific circumstances and usage, you should carry out a gas price comparison based on your own consumption.

How to choose the right gas plan

The right gas deal depends on the size of your household and your energy consumption. Our guide: What is the average gas and electricity bill in Ireland? can help you to work out whether you’re a low, medium or high energy user.

As a general rule:

  • If you live in a large household with high consumption and a big heating bill, a big discount will probably work best for you - it will significantly reduce your bills over the discount period (usually 12 months).
  • If you live in a small household, and your consumption is below average, opting for a plan with a smaller ongoing discount that offers cashback or other bonuses up-front might be more valuable for you.

Who are the gas suppliers in Ireland?

There are seven gas suppliers in Ireland, including:

  • Bord Gáis Energy
  • Electric Ireland
  • Energia
  • Flogas Natural Gas
  • Panda
  • PrePay Power
  • SSE Airtricity

How to switch to the cheapest gas supplier

The switching process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes.

You just need to enter some details about your gas usage and current supplier, compare gas deals and choose the option that suits you best.

Once you’ve chosen the plan you want to go with, you’ll need to provide:

For full information on the switching process, check out our guide to switching gas and electricity.

How can you reduce your gas bills?

Aside from switching, the next best way to cut down on your gas bills is to reduce your consumption.

Most of the gas you use in the home probably goes towards heating your home, so ensuring you’re doing so efficiently is really important.

Some simple ways to increase energy efficiency are:

  • Seal off any draughts
  • Keep doors between rooms closed
  • Close curtains at night to retain heat

Our guide to energy saving has lots more tips on energy efficiency, which could be a big help.

Switch and save up to €771 on your energy bills

It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving