December 2012: Flogas Natural Gas donates €500 to support SHARE annual fundraising campaignMORE
Denis O'Sullivan of Flogas Natural Gas (centre) presenting a €500 cheque to John Higgins, chairman of the SHARE Student Executive and Mollie McCarthy, SHARE chief motivator. The donation will go towards the costs of promoting the charity's 2012 Christmas fast and fundraising campaign, which runs from 14-24 December on the streets of Cork. 1,800 post-primary students from 20 schools in Cork city all collaborate in organising the campaign.
SHARE, which was set up in 1970 by a small group of secondary school students to raise funds for the elderly of Cork, has built over 200 housing units for the elderly during its 42 year history. The charity has also built a magnificent Day Care Centre on Shears Street which caters to 120 older people's needs on a weekly basis.
Denis O'Sullivan said, "We are delighted to support such a wonderful and unique Cork charity and hope that our donation go some way towards helping the organisers meet their fundraising target this year."
October 2012: Price Increase October 2012MORE
Over the last 12 months the price of wholesale gas on international markets has continued to rise. This is partly due to the fall in the value of the euro against sterling. Coupled with this, on 31st August 2012 the Commission for Energy Regulation confirmed a significant increase in the Bord Gáis Networks gas transportation costs which relate specifically to the cost of transporting gas through the network.
Unfortunately, Flogas Natural Gas has no option but to pass on these increased costs to our customers and increase the standard unit rate of natural gas by 10.2%.
In line with the company’s billing cycle and notification policy, we have been informing our customers of the price increase since 9th September 2012. Final customer notifications are scheduled for 9th October 2012 with price increases effective between 1st October and 30th October 2012.
Flogas Natural Gas continues to offer the lowest cost option for new residential natural gas customers, as verified by price comparison site bonkers.ie which is accredited by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).
Flogas Natural Gas currently supplies circa 27,000 homes with natural gas.
May 2010: IDEAL HOMES 2010 COMPETITION WINNERSMORE
Billy Middleton from Highfield in Swords was the winner of the recent Flogas Natural Gas competition at the Ideal Homes Exhibition and his prize was €1,000 of natural gas for his home. He is pictured at the presentation with (from left) Pamela Sarsfield and Katie Duffy from the Flogas Natural Gas Customer Service team.
Brian Talty from Bettyglen, Raheny was the winner of the recent Flogas Natural Gas competition at the Ideal Homes Exhibition and his prize was €1,000 of natural gas for his home. He is pictured at the presentation with (from left) Pamela Sarsfield and Dee Crosbie from the Flogas Natural Gas Customer Service team.
February 2010: Flogas Natural Gas 9% cheaper than Bord Gáis MORE
At the recent Barbican Parish Centre Open Day in Drogheda, Katie Duffy from Flogas was happy to let Martin Walsh know that Flogas Natural Gas continues to be 9% cheaper than Bord Gáis for new residential customers even after the drop in natural gas prices which came into effect at the beginning of February. The 9% discount from Flogas will remain in place until the next review of natural gas prices by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), currently due in September 2010.
Flogas Natural Gas is currently the only competitor to Bord Gáis in the residential natural gas market and provides natural gas to both residential and commercial customers.
Bord Gáis is currently offering electricity to residential customers at between 10%-14% cheaper than the ESB but can offer no saving on its gas prices as it's a regulated tariff approved by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).
If residential customers move their electricity to Bord Gáis and their natural gas to Flogas Natural Gas and choose to pay both accounts by direct debit, they will get a 12% discount on their electricity from Bord Gáis and a 9% discount on their natural gas from Flogas Natural Gas, as opposed to only 14% off their electricity bill if they stay with Bord Gáis for both.