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Natural Gas: Imports

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL1673, tabled on 7 September 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Russian gas is directly imported into the UK; and what percentage of overall national gas consumption that represents.

Answered on

12 September 2016

There are no pipelines that allow Russian gas to flow from Norway (our biggest source of imports) or via shipped Liquefied Natural Gas (which comes mainly from Qatar). Some gas of Russian origin may enter via pipelines from Belgium and the Netherlands. However Belgium has reported virtually no Russian gas imports over the past 3 years. The Netherlands does report some Russian imports, but we estimate Russian gas via this route would account for less than 1 per cent of the UK’s gas imports, and therefore much less than 1 per cent of our total gas supply.