Gas fines over leak delays

The energy regulator Ofgem has fined National Grid Gas and Northern Gas Networks £4.3m and £900,000 respectively, for failing to meet mandatory targets for dealing with their gas leaks on time last winter.

Gas distribution operators have to respond to 97 per cent of their uncontrolled gas leakages within an hour. But National Grid's four gas distribution network operators' results came in at 92.1 per cent to 96.1 per cent.

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