Jemena is pleased to advise that it has now visited all customers in Lithgow to reconnect their gas supply, a day after customers in Oberon and Wallerawang were visited to have their gas services restored.
This means that all residential and small business customers who were impacted by a gas supply interruption on the evening of Wednesday, 2 November 2022 in Bathurst, Lithgow, Wallerawang, and Oberon have now been visited to have their gas services restored.
Jemena would like to express its sincere gratitude to the local SES, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the New South Wales Police, and the Bathurst, Lithgow, and Oberon Councils for supporting our restoration efforts.
Jemena would also like to thank the community for their patience and understanding at what has been a very challenging time – particularly given local weather conditions recently.
Since gas supplies were interrupted on 2 November 2022 Jemena and APA personnel visited around 20,000 customers to conduct important safety checks and to reconnect customer gas supplies.
Today’s announcement means gas supplies have been restored for customers approximately a week ahead of schedule.
Jemena will retain crew in the area to reconnect those customers whose gas meters Jemena was unable to access. Customers who were not home, or had an inaccessible gas meter, should contact Jemena on 131 909 to arrange reconnection.
Temporary Gas Solution
Customer gas supplies are currently being provided through a temporary LNG solution until a temporary pipeline solution is constructed. Completion of the temporary pipeline solution by the APA Group is subject to weather conditions and road access, following heavy rain and flooding in the region this week.
APA continues work to repair the Lithgow to Young Pipeline.