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Northern Gas Networks to carry out critical work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Harrogate

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to upgrade the gas network at Ripon Road in Harrogate.

The project involves replacing ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

The work is due to start on Monday 14th June and is expected to last for three weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Harrogate Borough Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect members of the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place. From Monday 14th June, temporary traffic lights will be introduced on Ripon Road opposite the Co-op Petrol Station. These will be in place for the whole duration of the project. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway, although in accordance with national lockdown guidelines.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Harrogate.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its critical activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus outbreak in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

As well as NGN’s critical service (which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities) engineers are continuing to carry out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

While working outside, our engineers will follow Government guidelines for social distancing as much as possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.

Engineers will only request entry to a customer’s property if it is absolutely necessary; in order to ensure their safety, to keep the gas supply flowing, or at a customer’s request. Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out urgent upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply on South Street, Hull

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to replace the ageing metallic pipes on South Street with a more durable plastic main, which will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Hull for many years to come.

This work is due to start on Monday 14th June 2021 and has been planned in collaboration with Hull City Council. It is expected to last up to two weeks.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place for the duration of the work.

South Street will be closed between Paragon Street and Anlaby Road.  The eastbound lane of Anlaby Road between Ferensway and the junction of South Street will also be closed.

Signs will be displayed for motorists and a fully signed diversion put in place using Paragon Street as two-way access for the duration of the closure. Drivers are advised to use the diversion as much as possible, and to allow extra time for travelling.

The critical works at South Street are the latest phase of an investment programme by NGN to upgrade the ageing metallic gas network across Hull.

The project is working to minimise future disruption to customers as much as possible, as the replacement of the existing pipes in Hull means that by upgrading to new plastic pipes, the network is futureproofed for another 100 years.

Work to replace the metallic pipes currently taking place on Lowgate in the Old Town will end shortly and the roads there will re-open.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Hull.

“NGN is continuing to carry out essential services while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current Covid restrictions in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

As well as NGN’s critical service (which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities) engineers are continuing to carry out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

While working outside, our engineers will follow Government guidelines for social distance as much as possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid-19 secure.

Engineers will only request entry to a customer’s property if it is absolutely necessary; in order to ensure their safety, to keep the gas supply flowing, or at a customer’s request. Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For updates on all NGN current and future planned works in and around Hull, please check our webpage at https://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/upgrade-to-gas-network-in-hull/

To find out more about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out critical works to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to homes and businesses in Yeadon, West Yorkshire

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to upgrade the gas network at Yeadon, West Yorkshire, ensuring a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for many years to come.

Work will begin on Monday 14th June 2021 on Whack House Lane and is expected to be finally completed in September. The work has been planned in collaboration with Leeds City Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place for the full duration of the work.

From Monday 14th June, Whack House Lane will be closed to all traffic at the junction of Kirk Lane for approximately five weeks. A clear signposted diversion will be in place during the works, so that motorists can use an alternative route. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway.

While most of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access some customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

There are extra safety precautions in place for working inside: NGN engineers will wash their hands or use hand sanitiser thoroughly before entering a property and wear a face mask and gloves; they will maintain a two metre distance and ask the householders to stay in another room while they work.

Our engineers may also ask customers if they feel comfortable wearing a face mask themselves during a home visit.

Where customers are self-isolating, have symptoms or are at high clinical risk, engineers will wear full PPE when working indoors, including coveralls and eye protection.

James Knox, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Yeadon.

“NGN is continuing to carry out essential services whilst observing strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and following health and safety guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.

“We want to assure members of the public and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Opportunity to invest in a greener future for Leeds

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After a recent report shows over half the homes in Leeds won’t be suitable for heat pumps, the region’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is giving local energy customers the opportunity to be part of the solution by investing in its first Green Transition Bond to prepare the network for low carbon hydrogen heating in the transition to a Net Zero future.

The use of natural gas for home heating and cooking contributes to one third of the UK’s carbon emissions, so the way the 85% of homes connected to the gas network fuel their homes needs to change.

The report by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) reveals that up to 54% of homes in Leeds will be unsuitable for the installation of a heat pump due to a lack of exterior space (to locate the pump) and the requirement for building insulation to ensure the pump can meet the heating space requirements.

The report concluded that a mix of solutions will be essential to meeting the complex challenge of Net Zero, including a decarbonised gas network.

Unlike the natural gas currently transported through the UK’s gas network, hydrogen produces no carbon when burned, making it a viable green fuel for homes and industry to meet the government’s target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The bond, which has already raised three quarters of its £1 million target, will be used towards funding NGN’s gas network upgrade completed in preparation for transporting hydrogen in the future.

NGN is the first regulated company to give the public the opportunity to invest in its exciting work to decarbonise the gas network.

Melanie Taylor, Head of Stakeholder Relations explains “We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to be involved. During our regular conversations with our customers, they told us they wanted to be part of the Net Zero transition and to be able to benefit financially from our work.

“Our programme to upgrade the gas pipes from metallic to polyethylene enables the hydrogen gas conversion. Now anyone can invest in that programme, and their own community, through our Green Transition Bond.”

As part of NGN’s plans to transition its network to net zero, three quarters of the region’s underground pipework has already been upgraded from metallic to polyethylene. The £1 million raised through the Green Transition Bond will contribute towards the upgrade of a further 2,900 km of pipes before 2026.

NGN currently delivers gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire and Humber. Later this year NGN will be demonstrating a blend of hydrogen and natural gas – supplying 670 homes in this way for 10 months, subject to approval from the Health and Safety Executive. NGN is planning their first live trials of 100% hydrogen to take place in an unoccupied section of their network later this summer.

Since 2013 NGN has reduced the volume of gas escaping from its network by over 25%. Over the next five years, it aims to reduce total emissions due to leakage by another 24%, saving over 900,000 tonnes of CO2 in total, equal to the carbon emissions of over 250,000 homes.

NGN has teamed up with Abundance, the UK’s leading ethical investment crowdfunding platform, to launch the bond.

Bruce Davis, co-founder and Managing Director at Abundance, said: “Abundance’s customers want to back a range of solutions to deliver a Net Zero future, and this is the first time we’ve been able to offer them something that directly tackles heating in the home. It’s also the first time we’ve worked with a major utility which has chosen crowdfunding to enable their customers to participate directly in the Net Zero transition.

“The development of hydrogen, alongside other technologies like heat pumps, offers a practical solution that will make a real difference to cutting emissions. The UK needs urgent investment in the infrastructure that can deliver this if we are going to meet our targets to decarbonise how we heat our homes.”

The investment, in Northern Gas Networks’ Finance Plc, seeks to raise £1 million through a lower-risk, long term investment with returns of 1.6% per annum over a 10-year term. As with all Abundance products, the minimum investment is just £5. To find out more and download an offer document, please visit www.abundanceinvestment.com/northern-gas-networks

 

 

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out urgent upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply at Lowgate and Carr Lane, Hull

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to upgrade the ageing gas mains on Lowgate and Carr Lane, replacing them with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Hull city centre for many years to come.

The first phase of the project is due to start on Lowgate from Tuesday 1st June 2021 and has been planned in collaboration with Hull City Council. It is expected to last around two weeks.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place for the full duration of the work.

Lowgate will be closed to traffic from the junction with Alfred Gelder Street to the corner of Bowlalley Lane. The junction of Lowgate and Bowlalley Lane will also be closed, and there will be no access into Bowlalley Lane for motorists from Lowgate.

In addition, Hull City Council arrangements limiting access to the surrounding streets from Silver Street after 11am daily will stay in place. This is so that priority can be given to outside restaurant seating. Signs will be displayed for motorists and a fully signed diversion put in place, but road users are asked to leave extra time for their journeys.

The critical works on and around Lowgate are the latest phase of an investment programme by NGN to upgrade the ageing metallic gas network across Hull. We are working to minimise disruption to customers as much as possible, but the replacement of the existing pipes in Hull means that by upgrading to new plastic pipes, future disruption can be minimised, and the network futureproofed for another 100 years.

The next phase of this programme of investment will take place at the junction of Carr Lane and South Street in Hull city centre. This phase will begin on 14th June, last for a further three weeks and include a fully signed diversion.

Our Customer Care Team has written to nearby residents and business owners and has also been door knocking to speak directly to customers.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works, however it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to customers in Hull.

“The project is part of a wider investment programme to upgrade the network and minimise future disruption to Hull customers.

“NGN is continuing to carry out essential services while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current lockdown in England.

“This work has been planned in close collaboration with Hull City Council, and we want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

As well as NGN’s critical service (which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities) engineers are continuing to carry out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street. While working outside, our engineers will follow Government guidelines for social distancing as much as possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.

Engineers will only request entry to a customer’s property if it is absolutely necessary; in order to ensure their safety, to keep the gas supply flowing, or at a customer’s request. Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.  There will also be updates on NGN’s social media channels: we are on Twitter @NGNgas and on Facebook as Northern Gas Networks.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out critical work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Easingwold

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

Work is being carried out to replace the ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for many years to come.

The work is due to start on Tuesday 1st June and is expected to last for seven weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with City of York Council. This was a project that was originally planned for January, but which had to be postponed due to the national Covid-19 lockdown earlier this year. The first part of project will re-start next week.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

From Tuesday, temporary traffic lights will be in place for the full duration of the project. These will start on Long Street and travel down Raskelf Road, finishing at the junction of Alne Road.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway, although in accordance with national lockdown guidelines.

While most of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access some customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

There are extra safety precautions in place for working inside: NGN engineers will wash their hands and use hand sanitiser thoroughly before entering a property and wear a face mask and gloves; they will maintain a two metre distance and ask the householders to stay in another room while they work.

Our engineers may also ask customers if they feel comfortable wearing a face mask themselves during a home visit.

Where customers are self-isolating, have symptoms or are at high clinical risk, engineers will wear full PPE when working indoors, including coveralls and eye protection.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Easingwold.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its critical activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus outbreak in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out critical work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in York

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in York.

Work is being carried out to replace the ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

The work is due to start on Monday 7th June and is expected to last for six weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with City of York Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place. From Monday 14th June, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Holgate Road. These will start from the junction of Wilton Rise and finish at Holgate Bridge Gardens.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway, although in accordance with national lockdown guidelines.

While most of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

There are extra safety precautions in place for working inside: NGN engineers will wash their hands or use hand sanitiser thoroughly before entering a property and wear a face mask and gloves; they will maintain a two metre distance and ask the householders to stay in another room while they work.

Our engineers may also ask customers if they feel comfortable wearing a face mask themselves during a home visit.

Where customers are self-isolating, have symptoms or are at high clinical risk, engineers will wear full PPE when working indoors, including coveralls and eye protection.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of York.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its critical activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”
Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

 

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Updated: Ferry Lane, Snaith, near Goole re-open

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Emergency repair work to a damaged gas installation in Snaith near Goole has been completed overnight and Ferry Lane is open to traffic as normal.

Engineers working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, carried out the work following third-party damage. The road was closed by the police as a precaution and re-opened just after midnight.

Russ Kaye, Business Operations Lead for NGN, said: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but we appreciate customers bearing with us.”

NGN engineers adhered to strict government guidance for safe distance working.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Emergency road closure: Ferry Lane in Snaith, near Goole

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Drivers in Snaith near Goole are being asked to avoid the Ferry Lane area as Northern Gas Networks (NGN) engineers work to repair a damaged gas installation.

NGN, the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out the emergency work following third-party damage, and the road has been closed by the police as a precaution.

Russ Kaye, Business Operations Lead for NGN, said: “We realise that this work may cause delays and we’re doing everything we can to repair the damage as safely and quickly as possible. We’re asking motorists to find alternative routes if they can, or to allow extra time for their journey. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but we appreciate customers bearing with us while we carry out this emergency work.”

NGN engineers will be adhering to strict government guidance for safe distance working during the coronavirus outbreak.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks Essential Gas Mains Work and Rugby Fixture at the KCOM Stadium

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work on the ageing metallic gas main on Spring Bank West to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Hull.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently and to protect the public, a section of Spring Bank West between the junction with Chanterlands Avenue and Calvert Road is closed, this affects both eastbound and westbound sides of the carriageway.

On Monday 17 May there is a Rugby football match at the KCOM Stadium on Walton Street and anyone driving to the match will be affected by the road closure. We urge motorists to take extra care at the road works and to use the signed diversion routes in place.

There is access to the grounds from Spring Bank West for eastbound traffic driving towards the stadium but on exiting the grounds all traffic MUST turn left and take Anlaby Road. There is no access onto Spring Bank West for traffic leaving the stadium. Walkers and bicycles are not affected by the road closure.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Hull.

“NGN hope that everyone enjoys this important  fixture and would like everyone to get home safely so please follow the signed diversion route carefully.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

As well as NGN’s critical service (which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities) engineers are continuing to carry out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street. While working outside, our engineers will follow Government guidelines for social distancing as much as possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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