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Medium Combustion Plant Directive


We will be delivering a programme of works to invest in our network ahead of environmental compressor emissions legislation which comes into effect from 1 January 2030 . This series of projects across our network will involve replacement of one of our old compressors with a brand new highly efficient and low emission compressor units. 

What is a gas compressor?

Gas compressors are part of our national gas transmission system which is important national infrastructure. They raise the pressure of the gas which is transported more efficiently around the country through the underground pipework, to where it is needed for use in our homes and businesses.

Some of the gas compressors at our site are more than 30 years old and National Gas must ensure the gas transmission network and equipment is kept updated and continues to operate reliably.

The new compressors will replace existing ones helping us to run the system more efficiently and creating much lower emissions.

We have been working closely with Ofgem, our government regulator, and they have confirmed they support the need for this work.

Why are we still investing in gas?

We’re committed to reducing our own direct greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, in line with the UK’s overall target. Replacing older gas compressors is one part of how we can do this as older equipment is efficient with higher emissions.

Gas underpins a clean energy future. It provides more than 80% of Britain’s homes and businesses with a secure and reliable source of heat and power. By delivering a reliable base to meet the nation’s energy demand, it enables increasing innovation and growth of cleaner, but more intermittent, renewable energy sources.

Redressing the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we produce and the amount we remove from the atmosphere, won't happen overnight.

Our communities

National Gas is committed to engaging with people throughout the project, including undertaking formal public consultation activities to enable residents and other interested parties to comment on the proposals prior to the submission of the planning application and organising opportunities to support the communities in which we are working. 

Find out more about how we support our communities here:


Wormington MCPD

We will keep you regularly updated regarding our works, including attending the Wormington Parish Council meeting in June. 

If you have any queries, please contact our community relations team available by email: [email protected] and through our community helpline: 0800 319 6185 which is available from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

You can also write to us at (you don't need a stamp): 

MCPD Project
Freepost Plus
Local Dialogue
Studio 110
170 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5DP