Statement from the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline CEO Lindsay Ward

A gas leak was identified just after 6 am on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) metering facility station located within the Brighton Industrial Hub.

Emergency services were called and nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

TGP field personnel attended the site immediately to contain the leak and ensure the safety of people and facilities in the area.

There have been no injuries or interruption to gas supply as a result of the incident.

The leak has been isolated and supply re-routed through secondary pipework. Surrounding tenants were cleared to return to their facilities prior to 9 am.

A detailed investigation will be undertaken to determine the cause of the incident to ensure there is no re-occurrence.

TGP would like to acknowledge and thank emergency services for their prompt response to the incident.