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  • Seoul to Provide for the Energy-Vulnerable, ‘No Gas Supply’ Areas by 2020

  • Environment & Energy news SMG 1971

    With the rate of urban gas consumption at 98.2% within Seoul, Seoul will discover energy-vulnerable areas that do not have access to city gas for reasons of consultation that is necessary for gas pipe lines that go through privately-owned land, high-altitude bedrock areas, safety issues of old buildings, congested areas, etc. in order to supply them with gas by 2020.

    Seoul plans to cooperate with autonomous districts, local residents, and five city gas companies to discover households in straggling areas upon citizens’ request. Solutions appropriate to characteristics of each area will be found through on-site inspections, and step-by-step and continuous supply of gas will be provided to households for which construction is possible after arrangements are made with the residents.

    Construction will take place following advance investments of five city gas companies and by method of collecting the principal through city gas fees. Level of satisfaction of citizens, construction fees, etc. will be reflected in the fees for adequate appropriation of city gas fees.

    Last year, Seoul completed construction for 128 households that are not supplied with city gas upon request of Samyang-dong residents and made an additional discovery of 1,698 households in need of city gas supply in 14 autonomous districts and 34 dongs. Ten autonomous districts and 28 dongs in the Gangbuk region were confirmed to have many straggling and high-altitude areas.