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Firmus Energy announces its second tariff reduction this year

Blue flames from a gas cooker ring overlayed with firmus energy logo.
firmus energy has announced that prices are set to fall across Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s largest supplier of natural gas, firmus energy, has today, for the second time this year, announced that it will be further reducing its tariffs for customers in the Ten Towns Network area by 18.84% and by 22.43% in the Greater Belfast Network area, from 01 April 2023.


This will reduce the average cost by £6.441 per week in Ten Towns and by £8.322 in Greater Belfast. On an annual basis, this will save customers £335 and £433, on average, respectively.

The Ten Towns area refers to firmus energy’s distribution network and includes:

Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine (including Portstewart and Bushmills), Ballymoney, Ballymena, 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.

Map showing firmus energy’s Ten Towns Network in Northern Ireland.
Map showing firmus energy’s Ten Towns Network in Northern Ireland.

firmus energy previously reduced its tariffs on 1 January this year when the price for the Ten Towns Network area fell by 20.52% and by 17.60 % in the Greater Belfast Network area.


Announcing the latest price decreases, Niall Martindale, Chief Executive Officer of firmus energy said:


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


“We previously committed to our customers that as soon as market conditions allowed us to lower our prices we would do so, and today we are pleased to confirm that for the second time this year prices will be further reduced fromApril 2023. We recognise the wider cost of living challenges within the communities we serve, and at firmus, we are working hard to make positive change for our 110,000 loyal and valued customers.    


“We continue to work with the UK Government to ensure our customers are also benefiting from the EPG discount scheme. This scheme is anticipated to run until March 2024and will continue to support customers using gas to heat their homes.”


Customers seeking advice on their natural gas bills or direct debit payments should contact the firmus energy Customer Services team on 0330 024 9000 or  

For free and independent advice on how to save energy please contact NI Energy Advice Line on 0800 111 4455.

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