Compare Cheap Gas-Only Tariffs

At The Energy Shop, we offer a gas price comparison service to help you compare gas prices from different suppliers and tariffs. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of comparing gas prices step-by-step, so you can find the best deal and start saving money on your gas bills. So, let's get started!

Why Compare Gas Prices?

If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to your gas bill - you simply pay it each month and get on with your life. However, taking the time to compare gas prices can actually save you a significant amount of money over time.

Here are some reasons why you should consider comparing gas prices:

  • Save money on your energy bills: By comparing gas prices, you can find a supplier that offers a more affordable tariff, which can result in significant savings on your energy bills. Even small savings can add up over time and help you to reduce your overall energy costs.
  • Ensure you're not overpaying for your gas: If you haven't switched gas suppliers in a while, there's a good chance you could be overpaying for your gas. Gas suppliers often offer attractive introductory deals to new customers, so it's worth checking to see if you could be getting a better deal elsewhere.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint: Many gas suppliers now offer renewable energy options, such as gas generated from biomethane or wind power. By comparing gas prices and choosing a supplier that offers these options, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

How to compare gas prices

The simplest way to compare gas prices and switch to a cheaper deal is to use TheEnergyShop's price comparison tool. All you need to do is pick the gas deal that suits you best, and our energy experts will do all the hard work for you, handling the switch from start to finish.

To run a gas comparison, just enter your postcode in the box at the top of the page and you'll be taken to our Ofgem-accredited energy price comparison tool. Give us a few more details about your current energy tariff and usage, and we'll instantly compare gas prices from suppliers in your area.

And, unlike those gas comparison websites that only compare deals from a selected panel of energy suppliers, we compare gas prices from every supplier, so you can be sure you're on the best tariff.

Although not essential (we can estimate your gas usage based upon your house size), it helps if you can have your latest bill to hand that shows your actual meter readings and energy usage. And to get a better all-round view of your energy usage, look for the amount you spend or use over the course of a whole year - if you enter your summer usage, when your gas consumption is low, you risk running an inaccurate comparison.

Once you've found a deal that suits, just click 'Apply now' and we take care of the rest - our switching tool will automatically send your application securely to your supplier of choice, who will then let your current gas supplier know that you want to leave. The whole switch should be completed within 21 days.

Factors to consider when comparing gas suppliers

When comparing gas prices, it's important to look beyond just the cost of the tariff. Here are some other factors to consider:

  • Customer service: Good customer service can be invaluable, especially if you ever have an issue with your gas supply. Look for a supplier that has a reputation for excellent customer service, and consider reading reviews from other customers to see what their experiences have been like.
  • Payment options: Some gas suppliers offer a range of payment options, such as direct debit, prepayment meters, or pay-as-you-go plans. Consider which option is most convenient for you, and look for a supplier that offers the payment method you prefer.
  • Exit fees: Some gas suppliers charge exit fees if you decide to switch to a different supplier before the end of your contract. These fees can be significant, so make sure you're aware of any exit fees before you sign up with a new supplier.
  • Renewable energy options: If you're concerned about the environment, you may want to consider a gas supplier that offers renewable energy options. Look for a supplier that generates gas from biomethane, wind power, or other renewable sources.

By considering these factors, you can find a gas supplier that not only offers an affordable tariff but also meets your needs in terms of customer service, payment options, and environmental impact. Don't be afraid to shop around and compare multiple suppliers to find the best fit for you.

What are the average gas prices across the UK?

When comparing gas prices, it is sometimes good to know the average price in your part of the country to understand if the price quoted is higher or lower than the average.

The average cost of gas per kWh across the UK is 5.48p. That is a 9.3% decrease compared to previous rates. Here is the breakdown per region:

Region Average Gas Price (p/kWh)
London 5.55p
South East 5.41p
Eastern 5.40p
Southern 5.56p
Southern Western 5.76p
N Wales and Mersey 5.45p
South Wales 5.69p
Midlands 5.44p
East Midlands 5.34p
Yorkshire 5.45p
North West 5.40p
Northern 5.47p
Southern Scotland 5.40p
Northern Scotland 5.40p

Standing Charges and Unit Rates based on Ofgem's Price Cap from 1st July 2024

What is the average gas standing charge in my region?

The average standing charge for gas is is 31.41p per day across the UK. 

Use the table below to compare your daily standing charge for gas, to the average cost per region:

Region Average Gas Standing Charge (p/day)
London 32.03p
South East 30.94p
Eastern 31.01p
Southern 30.78p
Southern Western 30.97p
N Wales and Mersey 31.87p
South Wales 31.73p
Midlands 31.44p
East Midlands 31.10p
Yorkshire 31.53p
North West 31.59p
Northern 31.56p
Southern Scotland 31.66p
Northern Scotland 31.58p

What do I need to switch gas suppliers?

One of the best things about switching supplier with us is that you don't need a great deal of information to find the best gas deals and switch supplier. To compare gas prices from across the market, we just need to know your current address, supplier and how much gas you use or how much money you spend on gas each month, quarter or year.

If you don't know how much gas you use or how much money you spend on gas, our comparison tool can estimate your households average usage based upon the size of the property you live in - just click on 'Help me estimate' in the 'Your usage' section.

But it does help if you can have your actual usage figures to hand, as the more accurate the information you can give us, the more accurately we can quote you. If possible, get hold of a copy of your latest gas bill, as this will show how much you use each month, or how much you spend. Your bill will also include the details of your current supplier and the name of your energy tariff.

If you want to pay for your energy by Direct Debit - always a good idea as suppliers will often give Direct Debit customers a discount - you'll also need to have your bank details at the ready.

What happens when I switch gas supplier?

When you switch gas supplier, The Energy Shop does all the hard work for you - once you've told us the deal you want to switch to, we'll take care of the rest of the switch and let both your old and new supplier's know what's happening.

Your old supplier will be in touch to take a final meter reading, so it can close your account and send you your final bill, and your new supplier will send a welcome pack through the post and ask for a meter reading so it can open your account.

Provided there are no issues or problems, the whole switch will take no longer than 21 days from the time you applied, which includes 14-day cooling off period, during which time you're free to back out of the switch without incurring a penalty.

Will my gas supply be interrupted during the switch?

No, there'll be no disruption to your supply when you switch gas supplier. Nothing changes other than a different supplier billing you for the energy you use.

How do I convert gas units into kilowatt hours (Kwh)?

If you want to get the most accurate gas quotes, you'll need to let us know how much gas you use each month, quarter or year. This means you might have to convert the gas units shown on your meter into kilowatt hours (kWh) - here's how:

  • If you have an Imperial Meter (ft3), multiply your units by 31.6586 to work out the kWh. This is an older meter and will you will see "ft3" on the meter, which means it's an Imperial reading.
  • If you have a Metric Meter (m3), multiply your units by 11.1868 to work out the kWh. This is a newer meter and you will see "m3" meaning the meter is measuring in cubic meters.

To find out more, check out our full guide to converting gas units into kWh.

How can I cut my gas bills?

Below are some actions you can take today to start reducing your gas usage and in the process, lower your gas bills.

  • Install a new, more energy efficient boiler
  • Make sure your radiators aren't covered by furniture or curtains
  • Turn down the thermostat by one degree
  • Block up any draughts from windows or doors
  • Consider fitting double glazing as well as cavity wall and loft insulation.

To see how much you could save on the cost of your annual energy bills, run a gas price comparison with us today.

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