Cheaper Gas Prices 2018 Guide

Gas

What’s in this guide?

Introduction

Did you know that some customers could be saving up to £400 a year on your energy by switching supplier?

This is what you need to know about cheaper gas plans, including how you can switch and which tariffs are available.

Let’s get this show on the road.

How do I find a cheap gas price?

There are a few ways to find cheap gas plans that are the best for your home.

Firstly, you could go to each energy supplier and request a quote for their gas plans.

This could take quite a long time, as to find the best deals you’ll need to go to many different energy suppliers that might offer several different tariffs.

You could end up missing out on a heap load of savings.

For some people, that could even mean £400 in savings.

With this method, the best thing to do is to check out the EnergySeek reviews, to find out about different suppliers and their benefits, or carry on reading for price estimates.

Some suppliers offer great prices, while others put a lot of time and effort into their customer service which some consumers are happy to pay a bit extra for.

Cheapest gas prices available

Supplier Tariff Average Annual Bill*
Bulb Vari-Fair £399
Toto Energy TOTO Discount Variable Saver 2 £404
Powershop Top Shopper June 2018 Issue 1 £407
Ebico Ebico Prime Fixed £408
Zog Energy Mercury 12 £412
Zog Energy Mercury 24 £412
Zog Energy Saturn 24 v1 £413
Zog Energy Saturn 12 £413
First Utility First June 2019 Online £413
Together Energy Together Fixed Jun 2018 v2 £418

Bulb


Bulb Logo


Bulb claims to be a new breed of an energy company.

Created by energy professionals, they decided to cut through the complications of the energy market by only offering their customers one tariff to choose from.

They aim to be community focused and give ample opportunity for their customers to weigh in on not only the businesses present but also their future.

Powershop


Powershop Logo


Founded in 2009, Powershop UK claims to be a new breed of the energy supplier, offering power-up packs that have never been seen before.

These packs allow customers to buy their electricity in advance, which then means that they will be paying less in the long run.

Considering the company now has around 100,000 customers and a presence in 3 countries, it looks like these energy saving pioneers are here to stay.

Zog Energy


Zog Energy


Zog is a licensed gas supplier to homes and businesses across Great Britain. Their mission is to provide affordable energy to their customers, with access to the same wholesale market prices but their overheads are lower, meaning that they can afford to be cheaper.

You will always know how much you are going to be paying for your energy, as you spend a standing charge then for every unit that you use.

Simple!

Ebico


Ebico Logo


Founded in 1998, Ebico is a not-for-profit organisation that is using their status as a national company to help further their positive goals.

They concentrate specifically on the most vulnerable customers, helping those that are at risk for fuel poverty, many of whom are on prepayment meters or economy 7.

They currently supply over 60,000 households and has a partnership with SSE and Robin Hood Energy.

First Utility


First Utility Logo


Founded in 2008, First Utility is one of the largest energy suppliers other than the ‘big six’, claiming to supply over 1 million homes in the UK.

Not only have they managed to increase their customer base quickly thanks to industry-leading deals, but they also were the first energy company to supply smart meters.

According to Which?, First Utility was rated 12 out of 31 in their 2017 annual survey, which took the opinions of over 8,000 individuals to evaluate successful energy companies.

Their high rating was due to the clarity of their bills, their customer service and value for money.

What if the cheapest deal is from a smaller energy supplier?

Some people are put off by the idea of going to a smaller gas supplier, because they feel that smaller energy suppliers can’t give them the reliability or great deals that big energy companies can provide.

However, that is not the case.

While it’s true that smaller gas suppliers do run the risk of going bust, even in that worst-case scenario Ofgem, who is the industry regulator, has regulations and rules put into place to protect you as a customer.

So even if your energy company goes out of business, you will never lose your energy supply.

Plus, smaller energy suppliers reached the top of the Which? Energy Survey 2018. Holding five-star ratings that leaves the big six in the dust when it comes to value for money and customer service.

Conclusion

Do you want to see the cheapest gas plans which are available to you?

Take a look at the EnergySeek guides to find out more about your energy, or see reviews of the top 7 energy switching sites to compare gas & electricity.