New Jersey Natural Gas has replaced 2,275 feet – 48 percent – of its damaged, 12 inch main on the Barnegat Peninsula between Bay Head and Seaside Park.
"Our crews have completed the plugging and capping of all meters, and are retiring individual services where required," said company spokesman Michael Kinney.
The company said Saturday it is still on target to begin repressurizing its main Dec. 3.
Barring unforseen circumstances, the company said all homes deemed safe enough to have gas service restored will have service by the end of December.
On the Ocean County mainland, NJNG said natural gas is now available to 10,351 customers' meters out of 17,250 that were affected by Sandy. Of those who have gas available, 4,536 have turned their service back on.
The company restoration of its main in Long Beach Island is now complete, with all island communities except Holgate having service available. Holgate, however, should have service restored on Monday, officials said.