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Distribution networks' approved replacement programmes 2007 - 2008

1. Under the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996, regulation 13A [90KB], HSE has approved the replacement programmes in Table 1 for the year April 2007 - end March 2008.

2. The national target is 3600.1 km.

Table 1 - Approved mains replacement programmes 2007 - 2008 by Distribution Network

Network Network operator Target (km)
All networks   3600.1
Scotland Scotland Gas Networks plc 272
North of England Northern Gas Networks Limited 528.1
South of England Southern Gas Networks plc 604*
Wales & West Wales & West Utilities Limited 361
North West   National Grid Gas plc (NGG plc) 518   1835
East of England 588
West Midlands 367
London 362

3. As part of its monitoring strategy and 5 year intervention plans for the DNs, HSE will carry out mains replacement audits to check that mains are decommissioned in accordance with the policies and procedures in the DNs' Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 safety cases.

* The Approved programme for South of England Network includes an additional 3km shortfall from 2006 - 7.