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Natural Gas: Storage

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 96750, tabled on 4 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on minimum levels of UK natural gas stocks.

Answered on

12 January 2022

Storage plays an important role in providing system flexibility in responding to short-term changes in supply and demand. The purpose of storage is to top-up supply when demand is high. Storage is not intended as a gas supply source. Current gas storage levels for winter are higher than early January last year.