Brendon O'Neill

Brendon O'Neill Brendon O’Neill is a Canstar Blue journalist covering all aspects of the energy industry, from generation to legislation and everything in between. With a particular focus on energy retail, he’s passionate about helping Australian consumers better-navigate their energy options and find a better deal.

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TV Running Costs Explained

Posted by June 5th 2018

When you tune in to the 6pm news at night, do you ever stop to think “what’s this costing me?” Nothing, right? It’s free TV after all. Unfortunately, that’s not quite true as televisions can …

Another million vehicles added to Takata airbag recall list

Posted by May 28th 2018

The consumer watchdog is set to add another million vehicles to the Takata airbag compulsory recall list, bringing the national total to four million. The cars added to the new ‘future recall’ list include the Audi …

Winter Heating Costs Explained

Posted by June 14th 2018

As the mercury falls and Aussies begin to dust off their heaters, it’s time to think ahead about your winter energy bill. To help customers better understand their electricity and gas usage for this coming …

AGL vs Alinta Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by June 14th 2018

AGL is one of Australia’s oldest and largest electricity and natural gas retailers. Along with Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia, AGL is one of the ‘big three’ power suppliers across the country, with a combined market …

Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners

Posted by June 1st 2018

As a senior or pensioner, you may be entitled to specific energy deals that can help keep costs down. Consider providers, plans and deals at Canstar Blue.

Compare natural gas prices in Victoria

Posted by May 2nd 2018

Find the cheapest natural gas supplier in Victoria using Canstar Blue’s guide. We calculate gas retailer prices to show you how to save.

Compare natural gas prices in NSW

Posted by June 14th 2018

New South Wales has more than 1.3 million natural gas customers, and if you’re one of them, you’ve probably noticed that gas isn’t as cheap as it was just a few years ago. Finding a …

How to earn flybuys points with AGL

Posted by June 4th 2018

AGL is one of Australia’s largest electricity and gas retailers, and thanks to its partnership with flybuys, it may even be one of the most rewarding, too. AGL has an exclusive relationship with flybuys, offering …