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HyNet does not currently have any consultations running. Our consultation on carbon dioxide (CO₂) pipeline works – from Ince to Talacre closed on 19 July 2022.

These works are vital to our CO₂ pipeline, which will transport carbon emissions from local industry and the new HyNet hydrogen production plant at Stanlow to depleted gas reservoirs under Liverpool Bay.

As a key part of HyNet, this pipeline will:

Improve air quality in North Wales and North West England

Protect and create 1,000s of jobs in the region

Be at the centre of the UK’s growing hydrogen economy

Attract and retain businesses who want to operate in a low carbon way

Place the region at the heart of the UK’s industrial decarbonisation plans to create a cleaner, safer environment for future generations

On this consultation hub, you can find out more about our plans.


Pipeline consultation

In response to feedback received during our previous consultation, held in February and March 2022, we undertook further consultation on 24 additional, localised changes we want to make to the proposed CO₂ pipeline, located along the part of the route between Elton to Ysceifiog. We proposed a series of localised changes which mainly adapted the boundaries that the construction work will take place in (known as 'Order Limits') and repositioned Above Ground Installations and Block Valve Stations.

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Above Ground Installation: Equipment relating to the CO₂ Pipeline which is necessary for its operation and/or maintenance and which is located in a secure compound above ground level. The AGIs typically comprise of inspection and venting equipment, and associated infrastructure (including lighting, parking provisions, and Electrical and Instrumentation Kiosks (E&I Kiosks)).

Block Valve Station: An area containing a Block Valve (which is below ground) and Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Kiosk (which is above ground) and includes perimeter security fencing. A Block Valve is an underground valve which can isolate a section of pipeline if needed.

Constructability: A process which improves the ease and efficiency of building a new structure, identifies and eliminates obstacles, and reduces the chance of errors, delays, and cost overruns.

Order Limits: The outer limits within which the CO₂ pipeline will be constructed and operated, including the pipeline corridor and any temporary working areas that would be required to install the pipeline, such as access routes and construction compounds.

Key consultation documents

We consulted on our plans for the CO₂ pipeline in February and March – you can find the key documents for that consultation below.

Consultation brochure

This document outlines all of the information about our plans for the CO₂ pipeline in February and March. Including the background of the project and the need for this part of it, how it will be developed, and details on how you can provide your feedback.

Consultation brochure - PDF, 14.1MB

Llyfryn ymgynghori - PDF, 12.2MB


This document set out how we planned to consult local people and communities on our plans for the CO₂ pipeline in February and March, and how we worked with the relevant local authorities on the best ways of doing so.

Statement of community consultation (SoCC) - PDF, 1MB

Datganiad Ymgynghori Cymunedol - PDF, 1MB


This document provided details on all of the potential impacts of the development of this project (per our plans for the CO₂ pipeline in February and March), and how these will be avoided, minimised or mitigated against.

Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) - ZIP, 453MB

Non-technical summary

This document provided a summary of the information that is in the more-detailed PEIR report.

Non-technical summary - PDF, 1.3MB

Crynodeb Annhechnegol - PDF, 1.3MB

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