Wales & West Utilities to upgrade Gloucester gas network
By Sarah Wood | 24th February 2021
Wales & West Utilities has announced a £9.1 million investment programme for Gloucester in 2021.
The company is set to continue its work to upgrade the gas pipes supplying homes and businesses across the city.
The work, which will see 45.5km of gas pipe upgraded, not only keeps the gas flowing safely today, it also prepares the gas network to transport green gases like hydrogen and biomethane. Converting the existing safe and reliable gas network to run on green gas will help communities across the South West and Wales play their part in a green future and getting the UK to Net Zero.
Rob Long, Wales & West Utilities chief operating officer, said: "While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Gloucester area. Whether it's heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.
"Our investment in local communities is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.
"And it will make sure that we continue to support communities through coronavirus, keeping the gas flowing so local people are safe and warm."
Wales & West Utilities looks after the pipes that keep the gas flowing to heat the homes and power businesses of 7.5m people across Wales and south west England.
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