Pipeline Replacement Story
Through Spire’s pipeline replacement of aging infrastructure, the company has seen substantial improvement in reducing leaks and methane emissions – ensuring the safety of the community, contributing to substantial environmental improvement and advancing the company’s carbon neutrality commitment.
In fiscal year 2021 we continued to invest in infrastructure upgrades by replacing 285 additional miles of aging infrastructure, which resulted in a 35% leak reduction per 1,000 system miles of distribution pipeline compared to FY20. This marks a 68% reduction in leaks since 2017. With nearly $1 billion invested in pipeline infrastructure upgrades since 2017 – modernizing pipelines and increasing safety – the energy we provide is more efficient than ever before.
This new infrastructure means lower maintenance costs and improved reliability and service for years to come. It also ensures Spire customers have access to this advanced energy infrastructure to fuel economic growth and job creation, delivering affordable, reliable, clean natural gas to homes and businesses safely, efficiently and with reduced emissions.