Oil prices are now languishing at less than $80 a barrel mark, around 30 per cent below a peak they hit in June and from which they have fallen with i(...)

The price of wholesale natural gas jumped 4 per cent in October. Photo: Bloomberg

Sharp falls in global oil prices dragged the Bord Gáis Energy Index down last month despite monthly increases in the other energy sources.The price of(...)

Fears of full-scale war sparked a month of volatility in natural gas prices in August. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European gas supplies are likely to look increasingly vulnerable this winter if the conflict between Ukrainian and Russia continues, one energy com(...)

 Russian minister of energy Alexander Novak (second from left) and Gazprom president Alexei Miller (left) at talks in Moscow with EU commissioner Guenter Oettinger to discuss gas supplies to Europe and problems of Ukrainian transit. Photograph: EPA/Sergei Chirikov

Bord Gáis has played down the potential effect that the Ukraine crisis could have on Ireland’s winter gas supplies, after Russia last week warned ther(...)

Gas and electricity prices dipped a further 4 per cent in July, according to the latest Bord Gáis Energy Index. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Wholesale energy prices fell to levels not seen since the end of 2010 last month, despite the volatility caused by the conflict in Ukraine. Gas and el(...)

Vayu commercial director Liam Faulkner: “We believe there remains a large untapped opportunity to deliver new services into the UK market.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/PA Wire

Irish energy supplier Vayu is entering the UK market, targeting business users.The company said it seeks to supply businesses in the industrial and co(...)

Low volumes of electricity from wind turbines on certain days in March combined with other plant outages to force wholesale electricity prices higher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish wholesale electricity prices rose 6 per cent in March, compared to February, offsetting a decline in both oil and wholesale UK gas prices(...)

About 23 per cent of Ireland’s electricity demand was met last month by wind generation, which displaced more expensive gas-powered plants and this helped lower Irish wholesale electricity prices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A drop in wholesale gas and electricity prices, along with greater wind energy generation, pushed down the Bord Gáis Energy index by 5 per cent(...)

European coal prices rose by 4 per cent inJanuary due to supply concerns following a surprise export ban by the Colombian government on one of the country’s biggest exporter of coal due to breaches of environmental regulations.  Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A combination of rising Irish wholesale electricity and coal prices offset decreasing oil and wholesale natural gas prices saw the Bord Gais Energy In(...)

Approximately 75 per cent of the Irish wholesale electricity demand was met by gas or coal powered plants, according to the Bord Gáis energy index published today. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis energy index, which measures wholesale energy prices, rose 11 per cent last month as unseasonably high demand coupled with gas su(...)