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# 255533 16-Aug-2019 13:51
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We live within the Christchurch city area and are with Elgas for 45kg LPG bottles that they deliver (pretty promptly).  The price has gone up from $99 per bottle in 2017 to $129 now (Aug 2019).  I'm wanting to shop around but I can't see prices on LPG provider websites.  Who are you with and what do you pay?


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2300441 16-Aug-2019 14:15
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Not in Christchurch, but in Wellington.

 

With Contact energy for the electricity, and with RockGas for the 45Kg Gas cylinders.

 

A RockGas cylinder is $104.39 each. Along with the cost per cylinder, there is also a yearly rental charge of $115.

 

Being with Contact & RockGas means I get a dual energy discount on the electricity. No discounts on the gas.

 

We use Gas for hot water and gas hobs cooktop. We're a family of 4, and are generally replacing a cylinder every 4-5 weeks in the winter, and a bit longer during the summer months


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  # 2300535 16-Aug-2019 18:01
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In Dunedin here with Elgas

 

1 X 45kg bottle is $132.95 and also have a yearly service  charge of $40 per bottle ($80 + gst ($92) per year)

 

Family of 3 hot water only & replace a bottle every 6 - 7 weeks

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2301411 19-Aug-2019 00:56
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My friends and I share a modest bach in northern Otago. We get our gas bottles from Energy Online. By all accounts they are the cheapest in the country (and they do seem to service most if not all of the country). They are owned by Genesis so I assume that's why they have such a comprehensive delivery network.

 

Up until now we have been paying $99 per bottle delivered, and just $5 per month for 2 x bottle rental, however I just received an email from them a couple of days ago saying that the price is going up shortly - to $115 per bottle delivered and $10 per month for the 2 bottles.

 

However they also said that if we switch our power to them, the gas bottle price will stay at $99. I'm thinking about it as our 2 year power contract with Contact is expiring next month anyway.

 

 


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  # 2301412 19-Aug-2019 01:31
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Wheelbarrow01:

My friends and I share a modest bach in northern Otago. We get our gas bottles from Energy Online. By all accounts they are the cheapest in the country (and they do seem to service most if not all of the country). They are owned by Genesis so I assume that's why they have such a comprehensive delivery network.


Up until now we have been paying $99 per bottle delivered, and just $5 per month for 2 x bottle rental, however I just received an email from them a couple of days ago saying that the price is going up shortly - to $115 per bottle delivered and $10 per month for the 2 bottles.


However they also said that if we switch our power to them, the gas bottle price will stay at $99. I'm thinking about it as our 2 year power contract with Contact is expiring next month anyway.


 



Be careful of Energy Online. About every 4 months I get an email from their debt collection agency. Of course they never contacted me themselves and when I request the unpaid invoices I "owe" they are unable to produce them.

Their systems approximate those of the Muppet show.

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  # 2301960 19-Aug-2019 20:42
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Sarina:

 

We live within the Christchurch city area and are with Elgas for 45kg LPG bottles that they deliver (pretty promptly).  The price has gone up from $99 per bottle in 2017 to $129 now (Aug 2019).  I'm wanting to shop around but I can't see prices on LPG provider websites.  Who are you with and what do you pay?

 

 

 

 

At $129/ 45kg bottle (614kWh), that works out to 21c/Kwh, quite a bit more than I pay per unit for power (for a standard user).



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Wannabe Geek


  # 2306113 26-Aug-2019 12:31
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$105 for Rockgas in CHCH, we have just changed from Elgas. Their annual rental was significantly cheaper too.


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  # 2306115 26-Aug-2019 12:35
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Elgas are a nightmare. Avoid. They are also expensive. I switched to Genesis and despite a very rough start, they did (sort of) rectify the issue and things have been smooth sailing since. I think we pay ~100 for a bottle in Auckland and I think $40 for rental.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2306137 26-Aug-2019 12:50
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We just changed recently (Christchurch)

 

 

 

Elgas: 

 

$129.95/bottle

 

$130 annual rental (for 2 bottles)

 

 

 

Ongas: 

 

$111.90/bottle

 

$128.80 annual rental (for 2 bottles)

 

 

 

Kiwigas

 

$112.90/bottle

 

$80 annual rental (for 2 bottles)

 

 

 

We signed up with Genesis (they are offering two bottles free for Christchurch residents) but they refused to deliver to us because we have a gravel path. So we went for Kiwigas (who had no problems delivering) 


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  # 2306609 27-Aug-2019 09:46
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We're with Rockgas in Christchurch, and our pricing increased slightly in June to $104.54 per bottle (was previously $103.50).

 

Our last annual rental charge in December was $97.75

 

Note: we aren't with Contact for our power, so aren't getting any special discounts that I'm aware of.

 

EDIT: New gas bottles are always delivered very promptly after ordering via their app (which is about a 5 second process).




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  # 2307863 29-Aug-2019 14:21
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Thanks so much everyone!  I've just done a quick dial around as well and confirmed the same:

 

Rockgas $104.54 per bottle delivered $97.75 annual rental

 

Genesis $120 per bottle (1st one free), $11 hire

 

Kiwi Gas $112.90 per bottle, $80 annual for two 

 

Energy Online $115, $10 hire

 

and I double checked with Elgas to see if they wanted to price match, they didn't.


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  # 2309425 2-Sep-2019 12:59
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Handy to note - thanks for this!

 

I do wish the various providers were more upfront on their costs via their websites.


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  # 2309913 3-Sep-2019 12:28
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A Genesis guy knocked on our door and offered two LPG bottles free... Signed up but cancelled the offer as other electricity would run cheaper with the cheaper providers + switching a couple of mates over

 

That said down to Elgas haha! We're with them currently and I'm just finishing up our last bottle then switching to Rockgas most likely.


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  # 2313676 9-Sep-2019 15:59
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Sarina:

 

Thanks so much everyone!  I've just done a quick dial around as well and confirmed the same:

 

Rockgas $104.54 per bottle delivered $97.75 annual rental

 

Genesis $120 per bottle (1st one free), $11 hire

 

Kiwi Gas $112.90 per bottle, $80 annual for two 

 

Energy Online $115, $10 hire

 

and I double checked with Elgas to see if they wanted to price match, they didn't.

 

 

Just to clarify for anyone not sure, the $97.75 Rockgas annual rental is for two bottles.


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  # 2315285 11-Sep-2019 22:34
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Paul1977:

 

Sarina:

 

Thanks so much everyone!  I've just done a quick dial around as well and confirmed the same:

 

Rockgas $104.54 per bottle delivered $97.75 annual rental

 

Genesis $120 per bottle (1st one free), $11 hire

 

Kiwi Gas $112.90 per bottle, $80 annual for two 

 

Energy Online $115, $10 hire

 

and I double checked with Elgas to see if they wanted to price match, they didn't.

 

 

Just to clarify for anyone not sure, the $97.75 Rockgas annual rental is for two bottles.

 

 

Thanks, looks like I will be changing from Elgas to Rock Gas in the next few months.


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