Understanding Energy

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How to make sense of your gas bill

Have you ever wondered what makes up your gas bill? There are a number of factors to consider including wholesale costs, transportation/transmission and distribution costs, taxes, supply charges and currency movements. 

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How to make sense of your electricity bill

Have you ever wondered what makes up your electricity bill? There are a number of factors to consider including wholesale costs, transportation/transmission and distribution costs, taxes, supply charges and currency movements. 

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Bord Gáis Energy Index

The Bord Gáis Energy Trading Team which is based in Cork, is a dedicated and highly skilled team, responsible for buying gas and electricity on the international wholesale markets to make sure we always have enough energy to go around. 

Each month they compile the Bord Gáis Energy Index which explores market developments and price movements in oil, gas, coal and electricity.

As Ireland is dependent on imported fuels, the Index sheds valuable light on the global factors, forces and events that are shaping wholesale prices. 

February 2021 Energy Index report 

The Bord Gáis Energy Index fell 4% in February 2021.

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The Energy Index

Our way of adding an informed level of commentary to the public debate around global wholesale energy prices that impact every business and consumer in the country. 

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Our Trading Team

David Grainger

David joined Bord Gáis Energy in 2008 and has managed the Gas Trading Desk since 2013. The role involves managing the gas commodity market exposure for Bord Gáis Energy along with its commercial and residential portfolio by managing supply contracts and trading on futures markets. 

Prior to joining Bord Gáis Energy, David spent nine years’ working in financial markets with Davy, Merrion Stockbrokers and NCB Stockbrokers. David holds a Batchelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Business Studies (Business Economics) from National University of Ireland, Cork.

Dave Grainger

Our Trading Team

Joe Egan

Joe has worked on the Bord Gáis Energy gas trading desk since 2014, managing gas positions and exposures for retail and commercial customers. Before joining Bord Gáis Energy, Joe worked in equity markets in Ireland and London as a Private Client Portfolio Manager. He also held roles in Institutional Sales marketing Irish equities internationally. Joe holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Finance from Cambridge University.

Joe Egan

Energy Index archive

We've been compiling the Energy Index since 2010. The most recent are carried below. 

December 2020

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November 2020

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October 2020

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September 2020

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August 2020

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July 2020

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June 2020

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May 2020

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April 2020 

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March 2020 

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February 2020 

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January 2020 

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December 2019 

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November 2019 

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October 2019

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September 2019

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August 2019

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July 2019

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June 2019

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May 2019

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April 2019

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March 2019

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February 2019

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