Our current consultation
Have your say on the first steps in our HyNet project, a carbon capture pipeline.
We are currently consulting on the first stage of the HyNet North West project, which is a pipeline to transport captured carbon dioxide from industry across the region, out to Liverpool Bay where it is safely stored in depleted gas fields.

Watch our short explainer animation on this process, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), below:





We are holding this initial consultation to introduce HyNet and to listen to your views on our project ambitions. We have also started to develop our plans for one of the first elements of the project: the pipeline which will take CO2 emissions from existing industries to be stored in existing depleted gas reservoirs in Liverpool Bay. 

The new pipeline will transport CO2 produced and captured from existing industrial premises in the Ince and Stanlow area. From here it will run south west through Cheshire and into Flintshire, connecting into the existing pipeline at a location near Flint. 

As part of our consultation, we have set out an overview of the pipeline proposals, including different route options for the new CO2 pipeline to follow. We identified potential routes through a staged approach of research and studies. 

As part of our consultation, we are presenting two potential route options for the new CO2 pipeline: Option I and Option G. We would like to capture your views and feedback on these early proposals.

There are also some variations to consider which could be applied to either of the two route options. These include options for how the routes connect into the existing pipeline, as well as an alternative crossing location for the River Dee. We would be interested in hearing your views on the variations. 

Our proposals include three different variations:
  • Where the newbuild pipeline connects into the existing pipeline at Connah's Quay;
  • Crossing the River Dee; and
  • How the newbuild pipeline extends from Stanlow to Ince.
You can find out more about these routes and variations, as well as the approach we took to identifying these options, in our consultation brochure. The brochure also includes more information on construction of the pipeline, environmental studies and the next steps for the project. You can find our consultation brochure here:


Read our consultation brochureDarllenwch ein llyfryn ymgynghori

Find out about the planning process for the CO₂ pipelineDysgwch fwy am y broses gynllunio ar gyfer y biblinell CO₂

Do you have a comment or question about the location of the carbon pipeline route? You can use the map below to add your feedback at the specific location it is relevant to. You can also provide your feedback through our questionnaire at the bottom of this page. Hearing your thoughts is important to us and essential to helping us decide which route option to choose as we move forward – we want to make a decision that has the feedback and insight of local communities fully in mind.


Have your say on our feedback map

We would very much appreciate you taking a few moments to give us your feedback and insight on these proposals, and on the HyNet North West project overall, by taking part in our feedback questionnaire. Your comments will help to drive this innovative project, and will support us to deliver the technology to unlock a truly net zero future for the region.

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New CO₂ pipeline route options

As part of our consultation, we have set out an overview of the CO₂ pipeline proposals, including different route options which we have identified. We would like to capture your feedback on these early proposals.

To what extent do you agree that Option G is an acceptable route for the new CO₂ pipeline?
Neither agree nor disagree
To what extent do you agree that option I is an acceptable route for the new CO₂ pipeline?
Neither agree nor disagree
If you have a preferred route option, please let us know below.




Route variations

There are also some variations to consider which could be applied to either of the two route options. These include variations for how the routes connect into the existing pipeline near Flint, as well as how the new pipeline connects from Stanlow to Ince. We would be interested in hearing your views on the variations.

Connection into existing pipeline

We are considering different locations at which the new pipeline will connect into the existing pipeline to the south of Flint. These variations will determine where the above ground installation at Flint could be located. We are currently considering three different locations:

  • A connection close to the A5119
  • A connection close to Coed Onn Road / Allt-Goch Lane
  • A connection close to Leadbrook Drive.


Do you have any preferences between these three options?You can select more than one preferred variation





River Dee Crossings

We are considering two different locations where the route could cross the River Dee. Option G crosses the River Dee approximately 2.5km south east of Option I. However, we are also considering the possibility of a ‘cross over’ point between the two options. This would mean that Option G could divert to cross the River Dee at the same location as Option I, and vice versa.

Do you have any preferences between these two crossing options?You can select more than one preferred variation




Connection into Ince Industries

We have also developed two route variations for the new CO₂ pipeline which will run between the Stanlow Refinery and Ince Industries. These variations are:

  • Variation 1: A route that crosses the railway line and then runs between Elton and the M56, crossing the A5117 twice before reaching its end point.
  • Variation 2: A route that runs further to the south and east of Elton, and to the south of the M56.
Do you have any preferences between these two variations?You can select more than one preferred variation




We will be undertaking a series of studies to understand the potential impacts of the construction and operation of the CO₂ pipeline on the local area and, importantly, how we can include for ways to reduce, remove or offset those impacts as part of our design work. We will be looking at a variety of environmental and social aspects. Which of these topics are you most interested in finding out more about?Please tick all that apply









If 'other', please describe:
General comments
Do you have any general comments or questions you would like to add about the CO₂ pipeline option or the alternatives within those options?
Do you have any information which you feel would be useful for us to know as we progress with our studies?
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Your name and email address is used to identify you as a single respondent and, if you have opted-in to receive updates, to send you news and information about this project. Your postcode is used to relate your comments and feedback to your broad location and will not be used to contact you in any way. All of your personal information is held in a secure database on a server located in the United Kingdom. For more information about how we use your personal information, please visit our privacy policy.

Once you submit your responses, you will still be able to provide your feedback on the other elements of this consultation.
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