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Natural Gas: Storage

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 129005, tabled on 21 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support an increase in UK-based gas storage.

Answered on

1 March 2018

The UK consistently has one of the largest and most liquid gas markets in Europe with extensive import infrastructure and a diverse range of gas supply sources. This includes domestic production, pipelines from Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, and liquefied natural gas terminals which can bring in gas from anywhere in the world. We are therefore well placed to manage gas supply risks and the Government has no plans to directly support an increase in UK-based gas storage.