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Port Talbot gas work approaching completion

Posted on: 11/02/2020

Port Talbot gas work closing in on finish line

Wales & West Utilities is nearing completion of an essential gas mains replacement scheme in the Tanygroes Street area of Port Talbot.

The £200,000 work, which has been ongoing since the end of September last year, is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses and so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come.

Due to complete at the end of March, the work requires a one-way closure along Tanygroes Street between 17 February – 6 March, and traffic will need to follow a diversion route to join the M4 during this time. Clear signage will be in place and Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) to plan this work.

We know that working on roads like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ve almost finished this work and we’ll be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure it is completed as safely and as quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

Most of the gas network is underground and out of sight but it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Port Talbot and the surrounding areas. 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.

This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller Adam Evans

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.

Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.