Irish families pay some of the highest electricity bills in the EU

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    Homeowners in Ireland pay some of the most expensive prices in Europe energy, official data show.
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Homeowners in Ireland pay some of the most expensive prices in Europe energy, official data show.

We have the second most expensive gas in the European Union, taking into account electricity prices in fourth place in the Union.

These data also do not take into account the price increase imposed six energy companies in the last few days.

Figures from the Eurostat statistics shows that electricity prices in Ireland more than 20 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Only Belgium, Denmark and Portugal have higher rates and prices the EU is also much higher than in EU countries such as Iceland and Norway.

In the EU, only Sweden has more expensive gas than in Ireland, which is a little less than 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. The prices are the cheapest in Romania and Bulgaria about four cents per kilowatt-hour.

Here consumers pay €534 more per year than the UK for gas, and more than $ 165 a year in electricity, according to calculations by price comparison website Bonkers.t. E.

Energy prices remain here, although the Corrib gas field in County Mayo, currently delivers 60pc of gas used in the state. Most of the electricity used gas.

In the beginning of this month saw the effect a raft of rising prices for energy, electricity and gas.

Electric Ireland, Energy, Flogas, Panda power and Pinergy raised prices in early August, with PrePayPower and Bord gáis after the price increase last week.

Some tenants will see their electricity bills will rise by as much as 200 euros per year.

Suppliers have blamed the jump in wholesale energy prices on international markets.

Daragh Cassidy of the asylum.t. E. said there was energy prices are out of line with the rest of the EU.

He said: “the latest data from Eurostat is difficult for energy consumers in Ireland, in the stomach, especially as we have just seen a raft of price increases from energy suppliers.

“Things like wages and overhead also get into account the price of the energy supply, and these costs also are much higher in Ireland than in many other European countries.”

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