New Maps: Gas Leaks & Plans for New Gas Pipes in MA

June 28, 2022

HEET started mapping gas leaks in 2015, making the magnitude of leaks in our streets visible and accessible to the general public for the first time. Now, we are excited to share an improved format of our annual gas leak maps, PLUS a first ever map of Massachusetts’ costly plans to replace aging gas pipes with new ones (the “Gas System Enhancement Plans” or GSEP). The maps below are created and maintained by HEET's Dominic Nicholas

Gas Leaks

Are there gas leaks on your street? Type in your address and find out! Gas leaks are a huge source of methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. We are working to cut these emissions in half through our Shared Action Plan agreement, which requires gas utilities to prioritize finding and fixing the largest gas leaks. Check out these leaks, called significant environmental impact leaks (SEI’s), on our map. How to use the map.

Plans for New Gas Pipes in Massachusetts

The state’s GSEP project (Gas System Enhancement Plans) is estimated to cost over $40 billion, all to replace aging gas pipes with new ones–despite the state’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. That is literally money down the pipes! Take a look at where these replacements are planned and how much each will cost. How to use the map.

Mapping the Future of Networked Geo

Want to receive heating and cooling for your home through a non-emitting networked geothermal system? Add yourself to our newest map! This is the first version of a new map, and we would love your feedback. As this map grows, it will allow gas utilities, legislators, and regulators to see for themselves that the public wants a clean energy future. Learn more about networked geothermal systems here.