firmus energy drops prices for gas customers in the Ten Towns

firmus energy customers have finally received the good news they have been waiting for – a price drop on gas costs.

The gas supplier will be reducing its tariffs for customers in the Ten Towns Network area by 7.56% for domestic and small business customers, effective from the 1st of October 2023.

The price cut follows a review by Northern Ireland’s Utility Regulator and will be welcomed by around 65,000 domestic and small business gas customers

firmus CEO Niall Martindale said, “firmus energy is pleased to be announcing this price reduction.

“firmus energy is delighted to be implementing its second price reduction this year”

“We have always committed to our customers that as soon as market conditions allowed us to lower our prices we would do so…we are working hard to make a positive change for each and every one of our customers.”



What does this mean for firmus energy customers?


For customers in the Ten Towns, this means the annual gas bill of a typical household with a credit meter will reduce by about £111 per year, those customers with a prepayment gas meter (PAYG) will see their typical costs reduce by around £109 per year.

This is the third tariff decrease from firmus energy during 2023, which they state equates to a combined drop of 40% in its energy prices, saving customers £865 on their average annual bill



I’m a firmus energy customer…what network am I in?


With the difference in price drops by area, you may be wondering which area you fall into.

Northern Ireland is broken into three separate gas networks – these are the Greater Belfast area, the Ten Towns area and the West network area. Each is distinct and will have different suppliers, cost and tariff options.

The Greater Belfast area covers: south, west, east and north Belfast; Carrickfergus; Newtownabbey; Duncrue and Harbour; Lisburn; Carryduff; Castlereagh; Newtownards; Larne; and North Down.

The Ten Towns area includes Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine (including Portstewart and Bushmills), Ballymoney, Ballymena (Broughshane), Antrim (including Ballyclare and Templepatrick), Craigavon (including Portadown and Lurgan), Banbridge, Newry (Warrenpoint), Armagh (Tandragee) and more than 25 other towns and villages in the surrounding area.


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