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Flogas helping keep you connectedMORE

Flogas have come together with Minister Pat Rabbitte TD and other energy suppliers to launch a new voluntary code with an aim to help residential customers stay connected to their energy supply.

This Code which comes into operation on the 1st of June 2014 sets out how Suppliers will work with domestic customers both in arrears and at risk of disconnection. Its aim is to ensure that domestic Customers engage with their Supplier to avoid disconnection.

The key principle underpinning the Code is a firm commitment by Suppliers that they will never disconnect an engaging customer.

For further information DOWNLOAD THE CODE DOCUMENT HERE


May 2014: Residential Gas Tariffs and Budget PaymentsMORE

Tariffs - As per our Press Announcement of the 4th April 2014 Flogas confirms that our residential natural gas tariff increase of 1.45% effective from the 1st May 2014. The need for the increase arises due to unfavourable exchange rate movements coupled with an increase in the unit cost of transporting gas through the pipeline network. Flogas has worked hard to minimise the increase, which amounts on average to E1 per month. Flogas will continue to monitor product cost supply price trends with a view to passing on the benefit of any future favourable price trends to customers.

Budget Payment Facilities - Flogas offers all our customers the facility to pay their gas bills by way of a fixed monthly budget account. Under this facility the customer pays the same amount each month by direct debit. This easy payment option helps customers avoid the problems caused by high bills during the winter period. The amount of the fixed monthly payment is reviewed periodically to ensure that it is appropriate to the customers annual purchases and amendments made as necessary.


September 2013: Flogas Natural Gas confirms an increase in natural gas pricesMORE

Flogas Natural Gas confirms an increase in natural gas prices for residential customers of 1.95% from 7th October 2013.

This is due to the increase in gas network charges recently announced by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to cover the cost of the pipes that carry gas into the home. The increase in network charges applies to all natural gas customers irrespective of the supplier and is unfortunately outside our control.

Further details will also be sent to all Flogas Natural Gas residential customers in their first bill after 7th October.

As a result of this price change the average Flogas customer will pay an additional 35 cent per week. Flogas Natural Gas continues to offer customers savings on their gas bills.

Flogas Natural Gas currently supplies about 5% of the residential natural gas market.


December 2012: Flogas Natural Gas donates €500 to support SHARE annual fundraising campaignMORE

Flogas Natural Gas donates €500 to support SHARE annual fundraising campaignDenis 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

Katie Duffy from Flogas and Martin WalshBilly 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.

Katie Duffy from Flogas and Martin WalshBrian 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

Katie Duffy from Flogas and Martin Walsh 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.