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Natural Gas Explosions

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many natural gas explosions have occurred in the gas distribution system and in associated houses and buildings in each of the past five years.

In the table below, the incidents recorded are those resulting from explositions which caused death, or damage of value greater than £100 at 1976 prices, and whose origin was in the gas distribution system up to the customer control point (that is, the meter):

Number of explosions
1974–7528
1975–7632
1976–7733
1977–7835
1978–7929