The Finnish natural gas network consists of transmission, distribution and installation pipework as well as natural gas filling stations. Natural gas is also stored at two sites.
The total length of the country's high-pressure transmission pipelines is around 1,200km and that of plastic distribution pipelines around 1,700km. Natural gas is mainly used by industrial facilities and power plants to generate heat and power.
Because natural gas is a flammable gas it involves risk factors such as explosion, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and leaks.
The transmission, distribution and use of natural gas have been regulated throughout the history of natural gas usage in Finland, with Tukes acting as the supervising authority. The operational safety of natural gas has remained high, and damage and accidents have been kept at a low level.