Utility Regulator Consults on Modifications to Phoenix Natural Gas Licence

Published: 10 August 2007

Consultation opened on 10 August 2007. Consultation closed 10 September 2007.

Summary

NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 8(4) OF THE
GAS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996

Today the Utility Regulator is publishing statutory notices as folllows:-

NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 8(4) OF THE
GAS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996

The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”) pursuant to Article 8(4) of the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, as amended (the “Order”) hereby gives notice as follows:

The Authority proposes to extend the licenced area contained within the licence granted under Article 8 of the Order (“the licence”) to Phoenix Natural Gas Limited (“the licensee) to include the area within the boundaries of each of the electoral wards of:

1) Comber North, Comber South, Comber West, Comber East and Lisbane

Reason

The reason for the proposed extension is to provide the pipeline infrastructure necessary to facilitate the conveyance of gas to the above areas and to continue the development of an efficient, economic and co-ordinated gas industry in Northern Ireland.

A copy of the proposed extension to Schedule 1 of the licence can be viewed by using the link below.

Representations or objections to the proposed extension can be made before 10th September to Samuel Connolly, NIAUR, Queens House, 14 Queens Street, Belfast, BT1 6ER - email: samuel.connolly@niaur.gov.uk

Notes for Editors

The Utility Regulator is the informal name for the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) the regulator of the Electrcity, Gas and Water and Sewerage industries in Northern Ireland. NIAUR’s powers are derived from the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 as amended by the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 and the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

For further information contact:-

Conall McDevitt, Weber Shandwick Tel: 028 90764911, 07770 886933

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