Economy Gas has been providing commercial gas to businesses since 1995. They recently became part of the Verastar Ltd group.
Find out more about Economy Gas below.
Economy Gas Reviews
- Trustpilot: No reviews available.
- Which?: No review available.
- Review Centre: No reviews available.
- Google: No reviews available.
- Citizens Advice: Don’t rank in the Citizens Advice ranking of 15 business energy companies and how well they deal with complaints.
Economy Gas Power Compare Score: No average available.
Economy Gas Business Gas Tariffs
- Contracts for 1-2 years.
- Clear billing.
- Can have meters/supplies installed, upgraded or moved.
To find out specific tariff information, you can get a quote by contacting Economy Gas directly.
Note the tariff information listed above was correct at the time of writing (31 January 2018), although as noted, prices will vary by post code and subject to change at any time.
Economy Gas Background
Economy Gas established itself in 1995 after the gas industry was deregulated. They were recently taken over by Verastar Ltd, a business services provider, who also provide commercial telecoms, broadband and mobile phone services.
As well as gas, they can also upgrade and move supply pipes and gas meters.
Economy Gas Smart Meter
Smart meters are not mentioned on the Economy Gas website.
Other Economy Gas Meters
Customers can submit meter readings through a form on the Economy Gas website. Some guidance on reading a digital gas meter is available, but it’s limited.
Economy Gas Bills
The only practical information about account management involves meter reading, so unfortunately there’s little advice about billing and how to pay.
Economy Gas App
There’s no app or online account available to customers.
Switching To Economy Gas
Moving from one gas supplier to another can take up to 3 months, this is as specific as Economy Gas can be. They also warn customers they might be contracted to their current supplier “for a period of up to five years”, so switching might not be an option until that contract ends.
To switch, you’ll need to know:
- How much you’re spending on energy right now (either annually or monthly, but ideally both)
- When your current contract date ends and if there are any exit fees.
- What your consumption rates are.
- Your up-to-date meter readings.
Moving Locations With Economy Gas
Economy Gas can move meters and supply pipes if necessary, but don’t offer any specific advice on moving to a different premises.
Different locations can incur different energy costs, so it’s always worth searching for new tariffs and providers to see if they’ll be more affordable.
Economy Gas Fuel Mix
No fuel mix available, this is the national average:
Coal – 8.5%
Natural gas – 44.1%
Nuclear – 21.0%
Renewable – 24.2%
Other – 2.2%
Economy Gas In the News
Utilities firm Verastar revives £500m float after Ofcom fine
8 Aug 2017, Sky News
Economy Gas’ owner Verastar (previously Unicom) were planning to take the company public in August last year. Also mentioned is a £200,000 fine they were given by Ofcom for “mis-selling landline telephone services”.
Verastar grows services with fifth acquisition
18 Oct 2016, Manchester Evening News
Verastar recently “acquired OVO Energy’s commercial electricity customer base”. This was their fifth acquisition in 2016 alone.
Economy Gas Complaints
There are no impartial reviews available, unfortunately. Economy Gas are quick to claim they provide excellent customer service on their website, but that should always be taken with a pinch of salt.
Contact Phone Numbers & Email
Phone: 0161 946 0333
Email: No email address published.
Economy Gas Address
Verastar Ltd, Longley House, Longley Lane, Manchester, M22 4SY.
Economy Gas Summary
This gas provider is quite quick to blow its own trumpet when it comes to value and customer care, but there are no actual customer reviews to prove it.
Economy Gas’ new parent company doesn’t have any kind of review presence either, and have been buying up utilities and telecoms providers rapidly over the last couple of years. Potential customers should exercise caution and always investigate before committing to a new fixed contract, particularly when a company has just been taken over by another, equally less familiar one.
- Fixed contracts available.
- Can choose to move supply/meters if necessary.
- New owner, so no track record of how they deal with customers.
- Very little account management info online.