Galway residents urged to switch off gas

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warning to gas customers from galway daily

People living in Galway City, Tuam, Headford, Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport, Crossmolina and Ballina are being urged to turn off their gas supply.

The operator of the Corrib gas terminal has confirmed that a quantity of odourless gas has entered the gas network, affecting natural gas customers in Galway and Mayo.

Natural Gas is odourless, but a smell is added, for safety purposes in the unlikely event of a leak. 

Customers should turn off their gas supply at the valve in their meter box until further notice.

They are recommending this action because in the unlikely event of a leak customers in these locations only, will be unable to smell gas in the current circumstances.

Gas Networks Ireland are working with the Corrib operator to resolve this issue and remove the un-odourised gas from the network in a safe and controlled fashion.

This may take between 48 and 72 hours. 

Gas Networks Ireland has apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused by these measures.  

Customers seeking assistance can visit their “Contact Us” page on www.gasnetworks.ie or call its Customer Care line on 1850 200 694.