Northern Gas Networks

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Northern Gas Networks Limited
Type Private
Industry Energy
Founded 2005
Headquarters Leeds, Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Key people Mark Horsley, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Gorman, Network Director
Products Natural gas distribution
Employees 1200[1]

Northern Gas Networks Limited is the British company responsible for distributing gas to homes and businesses across Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria, England.[2] Northern Gas Networks Limited is one of 4 main gas suppliers and 8 gas distribution networks in the United Kingdom.

The consortium which owns Northern Gas Networks Limited was successful in acquiring the North of England Distribution Network (DN) from National Grid and took over the control of the assets on 1 June 2005. Currently, the company supplies gas to approximately 2.6 million customers through a network of 37,000 kilometres (23,000 mi) of gas pipeline in Yorkshire, as well as parts of Cumbria.[3]

The company performed the best in terms of total cost efficiency benchmarked by Ofgem,[4] which regulates the company's contracts and charges.[5] The company ranks 14 out of 12062 in which that is[clarification needed] in the top 0.12% of Energy companies ranked in the index.[which?][6]

It was reported in December 2011 that the energy regulator Ofgem is set to fine Northern Gas Networks £900,000 for breaching licence conditions over gas escapes during the 2010/11 winter.


  1. ^ "Employees", Northern Gas Networks web site. Retrieved 28 November 2011
  2. ^ "Welcome to the website of Northern Gas Networks Limited", Northern Gas Networks web site. Retrieved 28 November 2011
  3. ^ "Northern Gas Networks Limited", Retrieved 28 November 2011
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  5. ^ "Northern Gas Networks' Metering Charges from 1st November 2011", Northern Gas Networks Limited. Retrieved 28 November 2011
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