Energy Cost Comparison – March 2020

FuelFuel price (p per unit)UnitPence per kWh (after boiler efficiency)Energy content (kWh per unit)CO2e emissions per kWh*
Electricity Standard Rate120.59kWh20.59 (100%)10.316
Electricity Online Rate120.78kWh20.78 (100%)10.316
Mains Gas Standard Rate24.02kWh4.47 (90%)10.208
Mains Gas Online Rate24.28kWh4.75 (90%)10.208
Kerosene344.78Litre5.08 (90%)9.80.298
Gas oil460.76Litre6.49 (90%)10.40.316
LPG543.62Litre7.28 (90%)6.660.241
Butane6167.99Litre23.42 (90%)7.970.241
Propane774.24Litre11.67 (90%)7.070.241
Seasoned Wood823.76Kg6.66 (85%)4.200.028
Pellets926.39Kg6.21 (90%)4.720.053
Smokeless fuel1043.10Kg8.52 (75%)6.70.394
Coal1031.72Kg6.18 (75%)6.850.394
GSHP1120.59kWh5.88 (350%)10.090
ASHP1120.78kWh7.70 (270%)10.117
*C02e emissions are based on UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting Scope 3, which includes emissions from Transmission and Distribution

References:

  1. Electricity: Based on an average of the 6 major electricity suppliers’ online prepayment, credit and direct debit tariffs, including standing charges and VAT, but not Economy 7.  Data used are the Tariff Comparison Rates (TCR) provided on the 6 major energy suppliers’ website.
  2. Gas: Based on an average of the 6 major gas suppliers’ standard prepayment, credit and direct debit tariffs, including standing charges and VAT.  Data used are the Tariff Comparison Rates (TCR) provided on the 6 major energy suppliers’ website.
  3. Kerosene: Based on an average prices from Boiler JuiceHeating Oil and Home Fuels Direct.
  4. Gas Oil: Based on an average prices from Boiler JuiceHeatingOil and Home Fuels Direct.
  5. LPG: Based on an average prices from Calor Gas (0800 626 626),  Extra Fueland Nottinghamshire LPG.
  6. Butane: Based on prices from Flogas.
  7. Propane: Based on an average prices from: Flogas, and Calor Gas – 0800 662 663. Note: The bottled gas market is very competitive and prices vary. It is recommended that you contact as many suppliers as possible in your area for the best price. We have used the CO2eq factor of LPG, as both propane and butane are components of LPG and there is currently no specific GHG conversion factor for these
  8. Seasoned Wood: Based on an average prices from House FuelLogs Coal UK, and Nottinghamshire Logs.  We have used the CO2factor as there is currently no specific GHG CO2eq conversion factor for this. Note: The values for seasoned logs have been updated based on the latest information on the Net CVs of Seasoned logs from Biomass Energy Centre.
  9. Wood Pellets: Based on average prices from Wood Pellets StoveForever Fuels and Logs2U.
  10. Smokeless fuel and coal: Based on average prices from Coal DeliveryCoals2U and Coal Merchant. We have used the CO2eq factor of coal, as the components of smokeless fuels are coal-based and there is currently no specific GHG conversion factor for this.
  11. GSHP (Ground Source Heat Pump) and ASHP (Air Source Heat Pump): Based on best electricity price taken from electric online rate. The boiler efficiency used in the calculation is based on the best available information from Review of Technical Information on Renewable Heat Technologies Report 2011.