• Why Oban?



    Oban has a number of special qualities which make it an ideal choice for this ground-breaking work.

    • The demographic profile and mix of business and residential property types in Oban closely mirrors that of Great Britain as a whole.  So the trial in Oban will reflect how the gas would perform nationally.

    • Oban has its own gas network, which is not attached to the national network.  It also has its own liquefied natural gas plant.  It’s easier to see how the gas will perform if we test it in a closed system.

    • Our Oban workforce live and work in the local community.  They have built great working relationships with our local customers and so we hope that the people of Oban will see the potential benefits and work with us to realise them.


    Read about the survey process for Oban: Stage one