At approximately 9:49 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2024, the National Petroleum Corporation, (NPC) team returned to Tudor Street and its environs to conduct a further leak detection survey. The Corporation had successfully isolated the gas line in the same area where traces of methane was detected the previous day. The Portable Methane Detector, which measures the level of natural gas present in the area, was utilized once more and it was confirmed by the NPC Team that no methane (natural gas odorant) was detected.
Officers of the Corporation also liaised with several members of the business community regarding the original complaint. Feedback was received advising that the natural gas scent was no longer present.
Ian Bradshaw – General Manager (Ag) also spoke to the fact of ongoing pipeline replacement works to replace aged infrastructure. “The Natural Gas Mains Replacement Project is ongoing and is designed to replace aged infrastructure - cast iron pipeline, along Highway 7, My Lord’s Hill and Bridgetown. Therefore, during these continued works we would like to sensitize the public of the possibilities of experiencing suspected gas leaks and strong scents of gas.”
The NPC will continue to monitor the area and updates will be provided.