Our Department has no direct function in the setting of gas tariffs. Sole responsibility for the regulation of gas markets is a matter for the Commission for Regulation of Utilities(CRU). This is established under the Electricity
Regulation Act 1999 and the Gas (Interim)
(Regulation) Act 2002. The CRU is an independent statutory body.
The CRU website is at here: www.cru.ie
Gas prices in the retail gas markets are fully deregulated for all consumers. The CRU's regulation of the gas retail prices to domestic consumers ended in July 2014. Gas business prices were deregulated by CRU in October 2011.
The CRU is assigned the function of market monitoring by section 9 of the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (as amended). Please visit the CRU website for generation information about your gas bill. Suppliers set prices as entirely commercial and operational matters for them. Customers avail of competitive offerings from gas suppliers.
Three CRU approved websites: www.bonkers.ie, www.switcher.ie and www.powertoswitch.ie are very helpful to consumers wishing to choose the products that best suit their needs and assisting them in switching energy suppliers.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has a lead role in developing and maintaining comprehensive national and sectoral statistics for energy. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland website is here: www.seai.ie
SEAI publishes a biannual report entitled “Electricity and Gas Prices in Ireland”. The report covers electricity and natural gas price data for Ireland and other European countries. The latest report by the SEAI is available on their website at the following link: