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Liquefied Natural Gas: Imports

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 141107, tabled on 16 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide saving in the event that all imported liquified natural gas was replaced by domestic gas piped to users.

Answered on

24 March 2022

In 2021, the vast majority of the UK’s gas supply came from domestic production and reliable imports from Norway. The UK’s remaining supply came from a diverse range of international sources, including 15% from liquified natural gas (LNG).

The UK trades gas on a global marketplace. Intervening in the market to replace our LNG supplies with domestic gas might lead to the LNG being consumed elsewhere, generating no net carbon emissions savings.