WGL Natural Gas Leaks



Trends, Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts in the District

2021 Snapshot Report

By Order No. 20762, the Commission held that more transparency and access to natural gas leak information and trends on Washington Gas Light Company’s (“WGL”) 1,200-mile natural gas distribution pipeline system, which provides service to approximately 165,000 District of Columbia customers, would be beneficial for ratepayers and stakeholders.  Furthermore, the Commission directed Commission staff to:

". . . develop and deploy information on the Commission’s website, which will initially provide the number of hazardous natural gas leaks and other gas leaks, for both mains and services, with leak numbers and leak rates, by year over an established period of time, as reported by WGL to PHMSA."
 
The natural gas leaks  information is presented in “WGL Natural Gas Leaks; Trends, Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts in the District – 2021 Snapshot Report”” is available at: The “2021 Snapshot Report” provides information on WGL natural gas leak trends in the District, WGL’s ongoing gas leak survey and detection program, WGL’s annual leak repair efforts, as well as the Company’s accelerated pipes replacement program (PROJECTpipes).