Gas Networks Ireland,
a public body fully owned by the State, owns, operates, builds and maintains the natural gas network in Ireland. Gas Networks Ireland connects all customers to the network regardless of which natural gas supply company the customer chooses. The development and expansion of the natural gas network, including the connection of new towns, is a matter for Gas Networks Ireland. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU),
Ireland’s independent energy regulator, is responsible for the economic regulation of the Irish gas network. CRU is also responsible for gas safety, and ensuring measures are in place for monitoring, assessing and managing security of supply. In addition, CRU has a statutory function in customer protection by resolving complaints that customers have with energy companies.