AQW 19148/11-15

Mr Oliver McMullan
Sinn Féin
East Antrim

Tabled Date: 30/01/2013
Answered On Date: 05/02/2013
Priority Written: Yes

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she will provide a map showing all areas that receive natural gas through the gas network.

The Department has commissioned a map which shows the Phoenix Natural Gas and firmus energy gas licence areas, and the gas transmission and major distribution pipeline network in Northern Ireland. The map also highlights the key towns connected to natural gas, however it does not reflect every town/village connected or more recent developments, such as the Utility Regulator’s November 2012 announcement of plans to extend the natural gas network to Bushmills. I will arrange for a copy of the map to be placed in the Assembly Library.