Gas to the West Pipeline

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Gas to the West Pipeline is a natural gas distribution pipeline under construction in Northern Ireland.[1]


The Gas to the West Pipeline is a network of pipelines in Northern Ireland.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owners: Mutual Energy Limited
  • Current capacity:
  • Length: 185 km / 115 mi
  • Status: Construction
  • Start Year: 2019[2]


The Gas to the West Pipeline was constructed with an overall investment of around £250m with a contribution of up to £32m being provided by the Northern Ireland Executive. This includes construction of approximately 200km of pipeline linking the towns to the existing network. As well as construction of approximately 500km of gas mains and services within the towns. Up to 40,000 domestic and business customers are expected be connected to natural gas. Mutual Energy will own and operate the high pressure pipeline, which will be constructed by SGN. SGN will thereafter provide maintenance and other services to Mutual Energy. SGN Natural Gas will own and operate the mains, services and meters delivering natural gas within the towns.[1]

In August 2018 Legal & General Investment Management invested £200m (€224.6m) on behalf of its client Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) in West Transmission Financing, a subsidiary of Mutual Energy, which is building the pipeline.[2]

As of October 2019, the pipeline still appears to be non-operational.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gas to the West Gas to the West, accessed September 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Real Assets, L&G backs Northern Irish gas project with £200m financing, Real Assets, Aug. 3, 2018

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