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Natural Gas: Russia

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN HL5339, tabled on 2 March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency arrangements are in place to secure natural gas supplies in the event of a termination of supplies coming from Russia.

Answered on

11 March 2015

Our Stress Test that we concluded as part of an EU-wide exercise found that the UK has a robust market which is likely to cope with a range of scenarios involving disruptions to Russian gas supplies, including the very unlikely and extreme case of full Russian disruption and severe winter weather. This is thanks largely to the UK’s robust gas market, a diverse range of gas supply options and extensive gas supply infrastructure. This includes domestic production, supply pipelines from Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, liquefied natural gas terminals which can import gas from world markets and storage facilities.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change