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Compare business gas prices per kWh in 30 seconds with our trusted panel of energy suppliers.  

Unlike other business gas comparison services operating in the market, you access live prices in just 30 seconds. You will also be able to switch entirely online to help you save money even with a busy schedule.  

With wholesale gas prices stable, it is a great time to get a fixed-rate deal.

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Business Gas Prices per kWh 

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How Are Business Gas Prices Calculated?

Looking over your business gas bill can raise several questions and one of the most common ones we come across is ‘How is the cost of business gas calculated?’

Two costs require attention when reviewing your business gas, and these make up most of the cost of a business gas quote.

  • Unit rate - this is your business gas charge. This is displayed in pence per kWh of gas used. For example, if your agreed fixed unit rate is 8.2p per kWh and you use 15,000 kWh of gas annually; you can calculate your annual business gas cost by multiplying 0.082 by 15,000 (£1,230). You will need to add additional costs to this figure. Sometimes you can be charged different unit rates depending on the time of day if you have a gas meter that allows this. 

  • Standing charge - a daily fee paid to your business gas supplier for the management costs of delivering the fuel to your premises. Initially, this may seem like a high number, but the costs remain unchanged regardless of how much gas you use. For example, with a standing charge of 30.2p per day, you’ll be paying £116.80 annually.

  • VAT - a flat % standard rate of 20% will be applied to your business gas bill. Discounts are available for charities and non-profits who may be eligible to pay only 5%.

Understanding Your Business Gas Quote 

Business gas prices change daily, and there are a multitude of factors that impact the price a gas supplier offers you. The main factors include

  • The current wholesale price of gas
  • Your business gas contract length
  • Your annual business gas consumption
  • Your local gas distribution network

Wholesale prices

Wholesale prices fluctuate daily, so a fixed contract needs to factor in expected rises and falls in the market for the duration of your contract. A good deal shouldn't result in a business being caught over-paying due to low wholesale costs.

Contract length

The length of the contract impacts the level of risk the supplier and the customer take on. A one-year contract is easier to predict than a three-year contract.

Annual gas consumption

Larger consumption businesses can benefit from bespoke prices.

Local gas distribution network operator (DNO)

A business’ location impacts the price of gas they pay as the DNO must transport the gas to the location.

How Wholesale Gas Impacts Bills

Over the last few years wholesale gas prices have been extremely volatile due to multiple world events combined with several smaller issues hitting in a short period. Notable factors include lower gas storage levels in Europe and reduced pipeline imports from Russia. 

To understand wholesale gas prices' highs, we have gathered statistics from Ofgem, the industry regulator. Suppliers face These wholesale prices when purchasing fuel to supply their customers. These wholesale prices greatly impact customer billing as they make up a large portion of the final bill.

The prices in the table below are measured in pence per therm; a measurement used when dealing with much higher amounts of gas. 


Wholesale Price p/therm

February 2021


December 2021


February 2022


December 2022


February 2023


December 2023


Small Business Gas Prices Explained 

What is considered a small business by many is viewed differently by gas suppliers. Split into two categories, small businesses and micro. Micro business gas prices are seen as similar to the domestic market so prices are often similar to the domestic market.

Larger businesses will use more gas so will be able to negotiate a lower price per kWh.

According to Ofgem, a non-domestic consumer is defined as a micro business if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • Employs fewer than 10 employees (or their full-time equivalent) and has an annual turnover or balance sheet no greater than €2 million (£1.7 million as of August 2022), or
  • Uses no more than 100,000 kWh of electricity per year, or
  • Uses no more than 293,000 kWh of gas per year.

The main benefit of being defined as a micro-business rather than a small business is that you can give a termination notice at any time. Typically, it is much easier to manage your business gas usage if you’re a micro business but you do pay higher business gas rates. This is because they usually have similar flexibility to domestic contracts.

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Large Business Gas Prices Explained 

Large businesses are generally those that use over 100,000 kWh of commercial gas every year. Due to this high consumption, businesses can benefit from bespoke prices as a result of bulk-buying wholesale gas. 

With this in mind, comparing prices is a great idea as you can maximise your gas bill’s savings by comparing the large business gas market, and locking in the best deal.

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