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Natural Gas: Storage

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 97134, tabled on 4 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made any assessment of the costs, benefits and potential merits of restoring the Rough Storage Complex Facility to store natural gas on an interim basis while the Government's hydrogen strategy is under development.

Answered on

19 January 2022

Gas storage will not lower the price of gas in the short term as the United Kingdom exists in a global market.

Rough Storage could play an important part in Hydrogen storage as was set out in the Hydrogen Strategy, published in August 2021.