Premier Transco Limited was formed to develop the SNIP, a 135 km pipe (40.4 km under sea) with a diameter of 0.61 m. Construction lasted three years (1994-1996) and was completed to time and on budget. Ballylumford converted to natural gas in 1996 and the first connections to Phoenix customers occurred in 1997.
In 1997 British Gas sold a 24.5% share to Keyspan Energy. As BG Group plc the company sold a further 24.5% share to East Surrey Investments in 2001. In 2003 East Surrey Investments bought BG's 51% share and Keyspan's 24.5% share to take full control of Phoenix Natural Gas.
Northern Ireland pipeline changes hands.(International)(Phoenix Natural Gas acquired with Northern Ireland Energy Holdings)(Brief article)
May 01, 2008; Northern Ireland Energy Holdings has agreed to purchase the natural gas transmission business and assets of Phoenix Natural Gas...
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "PHOENIX ENERGY HOLDINGS" to Phoenix Natural Gas for Natural Gas, Electricity, Energy Supply
Feb 26, 2010; SOUTH WALES, United Kingdom, Feb. 26 -- Phoenix Natural Gas, Belfast, Northern Ireland, has filed the trademark "PHOENIX ENERGY...