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Natural Gas: Storage

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 105319, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to expand UK gas storage capacity.

Answered on

27 January 2022

The Department is continuing to explore the future of the gas storage landscape, including in relation to hydrogen. The diversity of Great Britain’s sources of gas supply obviates reliance on natural gas storage, distinguishing Great Britain from some European countries.

The Government recognises that the gas sector underpins the nation’s security of supply, whilst the renewables sector and low carbon infrastructure continues to grow and develop.

The North Sea Transition Deal will support workers, businesses and the supply chain through the energy transition by harnessing the industry’s existing capabilities, infrastructure, and private investment potential to exploit new and emerging technologies such as hydrogen production, Carbon Capture Usage and Storage, offshore wind and decommissioning, with a focus on people and skills so that no-one is left behind.