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Pipe probe needed

We have been without drought conditions for the last few years, but debate about conservation of our water resources is bound to return.

Prompted by a remark in a recent issue of NCE (NCE 21 May), I would like to ask what is the comparable percentage lost from the gas supply network?

Certainly, in my area there seem to be numerous gas leaks, possibly still due to the jointed pipework, which was suitable for coal gas but not today's drier natural gas.

To lose some of a naturally replenished resource is one thing, but losing a finite and diminishing resource is another.

Could someone from the gas industry supply the answer please and, perhaps, put my mind at rest?


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