New Channel Islands gas shipment is 'clean and safe'

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Channel Islanders have been reassured that a new shipment of gas to the islands is clean and safe.

High levels of residue in previous deliveries had led to faults with people's boilers being reported.

A spokesman for Guernsey Gas made an apology to residents who had been affected, and had offered to replace boiler valves free of charge.

About 150 boilers in Guernsey were affected by the 'dirty gas', as well as 180 in Jersey.

Robert Gardner, Customer and Network Services Director with Guernsey Gas, said the problem had begun with a shipment of Liquid Petroleum Gas in October.

He said although people's boilers had been damaged, there was no risk to safety.

Mr Gardner added that the company was working to source alternative supplies in the wake of the problem.

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