The arrival of natural gas in Northern Ireland back in 1996, lit up the path to a greener future for local energy consumers. Northern Ireland’s homes and businesses were given the opportunity to switch to an energy source that is up to 50% less carbon polluting than the non-regulated oil and coal alternatives.
Environmentally around 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) has already been prevented from entering our atmosphere by natural gas consumers in the Phoenix Natural Gas Licence area, with continued savings of around 250,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, (or the equivalent of removing approximately 60,000 cars off Northern Ireland’s roads every year).
With the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment recently announcing their support for taking natural gas to the west and other regions, Phoenix is committed to ensuring that many more homes and businesses within Northern Ireland are given access to the benefits of natural gas. Seizing this opportunity will ensure that together we continue to make Northern Ireland a much cleaner, healthier and environmentally friendly place to live, work and visit.