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Facts About Phoenix Natural Gas

  • The ongoing investment within the Phoenix Licensed Area does not attract any grant or support from local or UK Government. The investment is a standalone private venture.
  • The Phoenix Natural Gas Group has around 200 employees – all employed locally.
  • In addition to the private shareholder natural gas investment, the wider natural gas industry is investing in the local economy. Over £500 million has been invested by all involved with the Gas Industry over the last 20 years - most of this employing local labour to convert homes and businesses to natural gas.
  • There are around 500 companies in Northern Ireland employing 1,500 Gas Safe registered installers.
  • A buoyant local gas industry has developed and brought much needed local employment and skills.
  • There were almost 200,000 homes and businesses connected to natural gas at the end of June 2017.
  • On average there were 160 new customers connected to the natural gas network every week in 2016.
  • Approximately just under one kilometre of new natural gas network has been constructed each working day since 1996.
  • On average Northern Ireland domestic natural gas consumers use less gas than natural gas consumers in Great Britain. As a major energy provider, the Phoenix Natural Gas Group has a duty to promote the efficient use of our product. We endeavour to train relevant staff and promote energy efficiency whilst providing free advice to customers. Furthermore, gas installers are trained to install and explain the advantages of heating controls.
  • Over 3,450 kilometres of new gas pipelines had been constructed across Greater Belfast by the end of June 2017.
  • Approximately 70% of the gas infrastructure has been completed using “No Dig” technology.
  • Natural gas is available to the vast majority of businesses, new build developments, public housing and to an increasing number of private residential areas. More than 321,200 properties had access to natural gas at the end of June 2017 – 62% of these properties were using it.
  • Compared to alternative fuels, natural gas customers prevented almost 285,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2016. That's the same amount of air pollution as removing over 105,000 cars from the road for a year.  Compared to alternative fuels, natural gas industrial and commercial customers prevented almost 7000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2016. Compared to alternative fuels, natural gas domestic customers prevented 1,150 tonnes of sulphur dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2016.

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