Condolences to the Royal family


Steve Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Cadent, said:

We are saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Everyone here in the Cadent family sends heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this time. 
The UK gas industry has been in existence for more than two centuries and, during that time, there have been nine monarchs. It is extraordinary to think that Queen Elizabeth II reigned for more than a third of those years. 
As well as being our Queen she was also one of our millions of customers – we distribute gas to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. 
Our industry has always been supported tremendously by the Royal Family. Her Majesty was Patron of IGEM – the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers – of which her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was a life-long member too. A champion of science and engineering, Prince Philip also initiated the Fellowship of Engineering (now the Royal Academy of Engineering) nearly 50 years ago.  
Ours was, and is, a close association; they have engineered a place in our hearts. 
While we rightly reflect on the commitment of The Queen; and turn our thoughts to the coronation of our new King, our engineers and support teams will continue their work to maintain a safe gas network. Cadent operates a critical service, serving half of the UK, keeping gas flowing non-stop to millions of homes, hospitals, schools, offices, industry, and fuel stations. So, you will still see our teams at work during this time. 



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.

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