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News Archive - 2016

  • 12 December 2016

    Mayor Welcomes Gas Connection in Ballygowan

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    Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Deborah Girvan, today welcomed the news that over 600 properties, half of properties in Ballygowan, will be able to connect to the natural gas network by... more »

  • 12 December 2016

    Phoenix Natural Gas Awarded Prestigious Health and Safety Management Award

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    Phoenix Natural Gas, Northern Ireland's largest gas distribution company, has been awarded a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council for demonstrating excellence in the... more »

  • 01 December 2016

    Warm this Christmas with Launch of Phoenix Competition

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    Phoenix Natural Gas is sending its warmest wishes to local families this festive season with the launch of a new competition that will see one lucky family have a dream come true this Christmas by... more »

  • 29 November 2016

    Utilities launch winter readiness campaign

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    Northern Ireland's main utility companies have joined forces to launch a joint winter readiness campaign to assist the public in their preparations for winter. more »

  • 23 November 2016

    Winning Family Enjoy a Warmer Winter with Phoenix Natural Gas

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    North Belfast resident, Mrs Eithne Dowds, is enjoying a warmer winter after being selected as the winner of a brand-new A-rated natural gas central heating system, courtesy of Phoenix Natural Gas. more »

  • 23 November 2016

    West Belfast Gets Carbon Monoxide Safe with Help from Young Apprentices

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    Local Phoenix Energy Services apprentices, James Keane and Kyle Bannon, this week visited the Kennedy Centre in west Belfast to promote boiler safety and raise awareness of the dangers of carbon... more »

  • 16 November 2016

    Charity Helps Local Youth Theatre Group Knock Down Barriers to Mental Health as DOMINO Spreads Across NI

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    Local youth charity, Energy for Children, is supporting a unique theatre experience which aims to knock down barriers to young people's mental health using a combination of drama, theatrical... more »

  • 31 October 2016

    Ballygowan First Town to Benefit from £60 Million Gas Expansion Project

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    Ballygowan is the first of 13 new towns to be connected to the Phoenix Natural Gas network as part of a £60 million expansion project. more »

  • 21 October 2016

    Sports Bursary for Belfast's Rising Star

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    World pro-tour table tennis champion, Owen Cathcart (14) who plays for Ormeau Table Tennis Club, Belfast has been awarded a Phoenix Sports Bursary to help him with costs towards travel and training... more »

  • 19 October 2016

    Love Your Home Show 2016

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    Phoenix was delighted to once again partner with Northern Ireland's largest home event, Love Your Home, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre. more »

  • 09 August 2016

    Bright future for Bangor apprentice

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    Callum Blayney (21), from Bangor, has just completed his 4 year Plumbing and Gas Apprenticeship with Phoenix Energy Services and is now employed as a full time Gas Emergency Engineer within the... more »

  • 29 July 2016

    Phoenix fuels Hillsborough International Oyster Festival Soapbox Derby

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    The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is gearing-up for the 2016 Phoenix Natural Gas Soapbox Derby which will be held on Saturday 3rd September 2016 as part of the Festival?s annual showcase. more »

  • 23 June 2016

    Sean's Annual Charity Football Match

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    This 11-a-side charity football match, kindly organised by Sean Smyth, is now in its third year and is a firm fixture in the Phoenix calendar. more »

  • 21 June 2016

    Independence Boost for Ryan

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    The Cleary family from Belfast are delighted to have received support from the Energy for Children Charitable Trust to help them purchase a much needed handcycle for their son, Ryan (6), who has... more »

  • 16 June 2016

    Phoenix takes on the Pound for lb challenge

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    Phoenix employees enthusiastically accepted the Pound for lb 12 week challenge by adopting a healthier lifestyle whilst raising money for the Energy for Children Charitable Trust and collectively... more »

  • 13 June 2016

    Phoenix discovers new skills with Ireland Women's Hockey Team

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    Hockey skills were tested to the max when Phoenix employees, friends and family enjoyed an evening of fun fitness challenges with the Ireland Women's International Hockey Team. more »

  • 25 May 2016

    Nathan Receives a Boost from Local Charity

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    Nathan McCabe (12) from Castlewellan, received a life changing boost from the Energy for Children Charitable Trust. His mum, Mary McCabe, successfully applied for funding to purchase a much needed... more »

  • 20 May 2016

    Basketball Bursary For Local Star

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    European Championship gold medallist James MacSorley (21), who plays for the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club in Belfast, has been awarded a Phoenix Sports Bursary to help with costs towards an... more »

  • 03 May 2016

    Basketball Boost for PeacePlayers NI

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    PeacePlayers NI, who uses the game of basketball to bring together children from opposite sides of religious, ethnic and cultural divides, recently received a funding grant from the Energy for... more »

  • 24 March 2016

    Phoenix Celebrates 20 Years with 5k Parkrun

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    Celebrating 20 years and embracing its Health & Wellbeing programme Phoenix staff recently took part in a 5k Parkrun Challenge at Victoria Park, Belfast. more »

  • 22 March 2016

    Bursary Success for Olympic Steeplechaser

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    Northern Ireland record holder for the 3000m Steeplechase, Kerry O'Flaherty of Newcastle Athletics Club, has been awarded a Phoenix Natural Gas Sports Bursary to help fund her costs associated with... more »

  • 26 February 2016

    Gas Prices reached lowest level since 2009

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    Gas price falls for the third time in 12 months. more »

  • 22 January 2016

    Energy Boost for Local Rising Star

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    Brady Chambers (9) from Lisburn recently received a life changing boost from the Energy for Children Trust. more »

  • 12 January 2016

    Sparking STEM Careers for Students

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    Sixth form pupils from Bangor Academy and Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast recently made a visit to the Phoenix Natural Gas head office to learn about the practical application of STEM subjects... more »

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Installing natural gas central heating does eliminate the need for a separate hot water tank, so it is possible to free up some space where the hot press currently exists. However, it is not a requirement of installing natural gas central heating that your hot water tank is removed, so it is entirely your choice.

Homeowners installing a new central heating appliance will be required to make an application to the Builiding Control department of their local council prior to work commencing.

Once you have requested your connection to the natural gas network, it can take up to 15 working days to get a planned connection date. Your natural gas connection is installed over approximately 5 working days, which includes re-instatement on private and public property.  The final stage is the internal installation completed by your installer which (depending on the work involved) can take on average 3 working days.

Currently Phoenix Natural Gas offers a free connection to the natural gas network, worth up to £750.  Work to install your natural gas appliance, e.g. central heating or gas fire is carried out by an independent Gas Safe registered installer.  Details of these installers can be found here.

There would be more energy saving benefits to change everything at once, but we realise that family budgets may prevent this. It is possible to change over in stages, as financial considerations allow.

As with any major home improvement there will be an element of disruption, although both Phoenix Natural Gas and Gas Safe registered installation companies (registered with Phoenix Natural Gas) will aim to keep this to an absolute minimum.

The network operator provides and maintains the natural gas network.  The supplier buys gas which they then sell to consumers via the network operator’s network.  Your supplier is your first point of contact for billing queries and payment card requests.

Phoenix Natural Gas is the gas transporter and network operator.  We do not supply natural gas.  Details of gas suppliers in the greater Belfast area can be found here.

This section is currently under review.

Please call your gas supplier or 03454 55 55 55 for help and advice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Phoenix Natural Gas is the network operator and not the gas supplier.  Therefore, you will need to speak to your gas supplier.  Details of suppliers can be found here.

On occasion Phoenix Natural Gas will need to carry essential maintenance on the gas meter.  We will endeavour to notify you of this to enable access to your gas appliances after the work is carried out. However, we know that this is not always convenient for consumers. 

If we have been at your property and left a no access card this will give the appropriate number to call to get your gas switched back on.  If you have any questions regarding this please contact our customer services team on 03454 55 55 55.

Natural gas is the fuel of choice for many consumers across Europe with 20 million customers in Great Britain alone. Phoenix Natural Gas continually monitors the system for safety and operates a 24-hour emergency response service, 365 days a year. All gas appliances should be correctly installed by a Gas Safe registered installation company and should be checked annually.

Natural gas is a very convenient, clean and versatile fuel. But like all fuels it must be handled wisely to ensure its safety and efficiency. If you think you smell gas, you should contact the 24-hour gas emergency service on 0800 002 001 or click here for further advice.

 

No. All installers who are eligible to carry out natural gas work have been registered with Gas Safe Register, which is the national watchdog for gas safety in the UK. Many of these installers will also be registered with Phoenix Natural Gas, which ensures that you can take advantage of our many offers and incentives for new customers switching to natural gas.

A number of installation companies offer a finance facility which allows you to install a new high efficiency natural gas system and spread the cost of installation over a fixed number of months.

For more information on Finance please click here.

For a full list of Phoenix registered installers please click here.