Ogfem fines firms for gas delays

Ofgem has fined National Grid and Northern Gas for failing to respond to gas leaks quickly enough. National Grid will pay £4.3m and Northern Gas £900,000 for failing to get to 97 per cent of uncontrolled gas leaks within an hour. Ofgem said the fines would have been higher if the firms had not co-operated with the watchdog’s probe.