LATEST: £250m natural gas project launched in Enniskillen


Pictured at the launch are Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator; John Morea, SGN Chief Executive; Paddy Larkin, Chief Executive, Mutual Energy and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster.

 NATURAL gas to homes and commercial properties is expected to be available in Fermanagh within the next two years as part of a £250m project officially launched today (Wednesday).

 It is thought that up to 7000 homes in the Enniskillen and Derrylin areas could be among the 40, 000 homes across the North that are to benefit from the availability of natural gas as part of the extensive ‘Gas to the West’ project.


While pricing structures have not yet been released, natural gas could potentially provide cheaper energy for both business-owners and home-owners here.

Eight towns and villages across the north are to be added to the existing natural gas network in the next two years.

At a launch in Enniskillen today the licenses were jointly awarded to Mutual Energy and SGN. A timeline for the project was also outlined.

The full list of towns and one village, to be added to the network are: Omagh, Strabane, Enniskillen, Derrylin, Dungannon, Coalisland, Cookstown and Magherafelt.

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, described the naming of licensees, as ‘another key milestone’.

“This hugely important project will extend the natural gas network to Strabane, Omagh, Enniskillen, Derrylin, Dungannon, Coalisland, Cookstown and Magherafelt. It will bring greater energy choice for consumers and increase the potential for businesses and the public sector to use a cleaner more efficient fuel.”




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