firmus energy natural gas tariffs for Greater Belfast Network area Find out more

Help & Advice Tip: My Pay-As-You-Go Top-Up meter is not working! I have no heating. My meter has error codes. Please Help!

Click Here
Select your town (change) We have set your location here.
You can change it at any time by clicking on the link above.

Natural gas tariffs to rise next month for Greater Belfast Network area

Following an increase in global wholesale gas prices, firmus energy has announced today (23 March 2021) that natural gas tariffs in the Greater Belfast Network area will increase by 14% from 15th April 2021. This announcement follows two price reductions totalling 20% over the last 18 months.

The change in tariff price means that the average household bill will rise by £1.32 per week1.

The Greater Belfast Network area covers Belfast, Lisburn, Bangor, Holywood, Donaghadee, Groomsport, Millisle, Newtownards, Carryduff, Comber, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne, and East Down.

Michael Scott, Managing Director of firmus energy, said:

“We know that price stability is important for our customers but the increase of wholesale natural gas costs on the global market, which are beyond our control, have unfortunately made this increase inevitable.

 “Any increase is never welcome news and we recognise this comes at a particularly difficult time for many. We want to assure our customers that we will continue to monitor and review our tariffs to ensure customers are getting the best prices possible”.

“There is a clear ambition to reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions in Northern Ireland. Every home converting from oil to natural gas benefits from an immediate CO2 reduction of 48%2”.

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 www.firmusenergy.co.uk

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

ENDS

For all media queries or interviews, please contact Open Strategic Communications:

Johnny Stewart Johnny@oscni.com 44 (0) 7785 458 136

Kelly McVeigh Kelly@oscni.com 44 (0) 7580 850 224

Notes to editors: 

firmus energy is a natural gas distribution and supply company, based in Antrim. Since 2005, firmus energy supplies natural gas to over 104,000 customers across Northern Ireland, with over 50,000 customers in the Greater Belfast Network area, over 50,000 in their Ten Towns Network area and customers in the gas to the west network.
The Greater Belfast Network area covers Belfast, Lisburn, Bangor, Holywood, Donaghadee, Groomsport, Millisle, Newtownards, Carryduff, Comber, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne, and East Down

1This is based on Medium Typical Domestic Consumption Value of 12,000kWh per year as published by OFGEM. £1.32 is based on a typical firmus energy Greater Belfast home Credit customer. A typical Greater Belfast home PAYG customer will increase by £1.31 per week.

2Estimate based on converting from inefficient oil boiler to efficient gas boiler and assuming annual average fuel consumption

Comments

Leave a Comment

Popular tags

Stay Connected

Sign up to
our Newsletter

Exclusive offers and latest news straight to your inbox!

What kind of business are you?

or
Why am I having to do this?

To give you the most accurate information for your town and county, please enter your postcode below.

How do you pay for your natural gas?

By Credit

Do you receive a monthly bill for your energy usage?

Yes
or

With a Pay as You Go card

Do you purchase a top-up card for your energy?

Yes

What kind of business are you?

Small or Medium Business

Small businesses spend about £2,600 or less per bill. Medium businesses spend about £35,000 or less per bill.

or

Large Business


Large businesses spend about £250,000 or less per bill

Make sure you have your bank details and SMP number ready

Bank details

All we need is your account number and sort code *

&

SMP Number

This is the number usually at the top right of your bill

Okay, I have them

If your account requires 2 signatures, or you are not the bank account holder, please call us first on 0330 024 9000
If you don’t have this number, call our switch team on 0330 024 9000