Since the establishment of Bord Gáis under the 1976 Gas Act, following the discovery of natural gas off the south coast of Ireland, the company has transformed from a gas transmission company to Ireland's first multi-utility company responsible for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services nationwide.
Natural gas was first brought ashore to Ireland in 1976. Since then it has revolutionised energy usage in our country. It is the most environmentally friendly of all fossil fuels and requires no refining and minimal processing before use. Bord Gáis owns and operates 13,685km of gas pipelines, including two sub-sea interconnectors with Scotland from where Ireland gets over 93% of its gas supplies. Ervia and Bord Gáis are not involved in the exploration or production of natural gas but transports natural gas to each gas user, regardless of their supplier.