Goerli: transactions are not mined - no error message


I am having issues interacting with my smart contracts through the Infura RPC using Hardhat tasks.

I was running some scripts/tasks that interact with smart contracts and everything was fine, I was able to retrieve information from the contract as well as change it’s state (mine NFTs, etc.).

All of a sudden something has changed and I dont know what happened or what I did.
The scripts just go idle whenever a transaction is sent to the blockchain (via Infura rpc).

Here is an excerpt from my hardhat.config.js:

    goerli: {
      accounts: [`0x${process.env.GOERLI_PRIVATE_KEY}`],
      url: `https://goerli.infura.io/v3/${process.env.INFURA_PROJECT_ID}`,

The env variables are set with correct values.

Here is the hardhat task I am trying to execute, but it gets stuck when it tries to mint the reserve tokens:

task('mintReserve', 'testing')
    .addParam('contractAddressParameter', 'The address of the contract',"", types.string)
    .addParam('amount', 'Amount of tokens to be minted')
    .setAction(async ({ contractAddressParameter, amount }) => {

  let deployer;
  [deployer] = await hre.ethers.getSigners();

  let contractAddress;
  if (!contractAddressParameter) {
    contractAddress = process.env.CONTRACT_TESTNET;
  } else {
    contractAddress = contractAddressParameter;

  // We get the contract to deploy
  console.log(`Trying to mint ${amount} team reserve tokens in contract ${contractAddress} now`);

  const contract = await hre.ethers.getContractAt("ContractName", contractAddress);
  const tx = await contract.mintReserve(deployer.address, amount);
  await tx.wait();    // <<<<< GETS STUCK HERE WAITING FOR TRANSACTION
  console.log(`${amount} reserve token/s successfully minted`);

There is no error message at all.
In the block explorer nothing arrives.

When I run the script locally (in HARDHAT network), then it executes fine without any issues.

Does anyone have an idea where I could look for the error?

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Hi @DanTheDev, are you still having this problem?

Warm regards,
Chris | Infura | ConsenSys

Hi Chris,

no I think that was an issue with spiking gas prices in the test network.
My transactions got stuck for hours and then all of a sudden everything was working again.
One of these days…

Thanks for asking though