Larne Area Plan 2010
Utilities: Natural Gas
Northern Ireland is now connected to the British natural gas supply system by a pipeline which crosses the Irish Sea from Stranraer to Islandmagee. From its landfall at Castle Robin a 3 km. high-pressure pipeline has been laid to a pressure reduction station at Ballylumford Power Station which is being converted to burn natural gas as the principal fuel in generating electricity. From Ballylumford a network of pipelines is being constructed to supply natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic customers in Northern Ireland.