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firmus energy drops natural gas price again in the Greater Belfast area

Natural gas now almost 20% cheaper than last summer

firmus energy today (24 March 2020) announced a further 12% reduction in natural gas tariffs in the Greater Belfast network area. This follows on from an earlier price drop in October 2019 of 8.77% and means that firmus energy’s Greater Belfast customers will now pay almost 20% less for their natural gas since last summer.

The change will come into effect on 16 April 2020.

Michael Scott, Managing Director of firmus energy, said:

“We are pleased to be able to drop our natural gas prices again.  This is good news for customers in the Greater Belfast network area and is particularly welcome in these unprecedented times. This saving follows on from a previous reduction of 8.77% in October last year and means that natural gas is now almost 20% cheaper than last summer*.

“firmus energy is committed to providing customers with the best possible prices and customers can expect to receive confirmation of this via letter in the next few days.”

Customers seeking advice on their natural gas bills or direct debit payments should contact the firmus energy Customer Services team on 0330 024 9000. Anyone seeking information on connecting or switching to firmus energy natural gas can also go to

For free and independent advice on how to save energy please contact NI Energy Advice Line on 0800 1422865.


For further information, please contact Weber Shandwick on: 028 90 347 312 - or

2 Prices have dropped by 19.7% since September 2019. Based on difference between PAYG rate in September 2019 of 5.032 p/kWh (prior to 8.77% decrease in October 2019) and new PAYG rate of 4.039 p/kWh effective 16 April 2020.

Notes to editors:

  • Greater Belfast Network area Includes Belfast, Lisburn, Bangor, Holywood, Donaghadee, Groomsport, Millisle, Newtownards, Carryduff, Comber, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne and East Down
  • firmus energy currently supplies natural gas to over 98,000 customer across Northern Ireland. Over 48,000 of these customers are based in firmus energy’s (Tens Towns) Network area. The remaining 50,000 are in the Greater Belfast Network Area. 
  • firmus energy is based in Antrim and directly employs almost 100 local staff and provides employment for over 300 local contractors, installers and agencies.



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