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Natural Gas: Imports

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 83761, tabled on 9 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to help ensure that the UK's supply of natural gas will not be further affected by the war in Ukraine.

Answered on

18 November 2022

The UK has a secure and diverse energy system. The Government is confident in its plan to protect households and businesses in the full range of scenarios this winter, in light of Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine.

The Government has taken steps to bolster supply and is working closely with Ofgem and National Grid to strengthen its position further. Earlier this year Equinor and Centrica signed an agreement to strengthen the UK's gas supply over the next 3 winters. This will add up to 1 billion cubic metres of gas per year to UK supply – enough to provide for the annual needs of two million homes.