Media Statement: Explosion Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside

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The cause of this explosion in Boundary Road, Port Sunlight, is still under investigation and it is too early to speculate on what may have caused it.

Our local gas mains network has been checked and no faults have been found on it.

National Grid Gas Distribution Emergency Engineers were called to the scene at 9.15pm last night (Saturday 25 March) and we remain on site today and are working with the emergency services and local authority to make the scene safe and to identify what caused the incident.

The gas supply to the main property involved has been isolated.

If people think they can smell gas they should call 0800 111 999 *all calls are recorded and may be monitored.

Our thoughts are with the injured and we wish them a prompt recovery.

This press release relates to Cadent work.  It does not have Cadent branding on it, due to this press release being published prior to 1st May 2017, when this gas distribution business was part of National Grid’s group of businesses.


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

Cadent manages the national gas emergency service free phone line on behalf of the gas industry - 0800 111 999*

Cadent Gas Ltd is owned by a consortium of global investors.

*All calls are recorded and may be monitored.

Media contacts

Kevin Hegarty

07970 694897