November 2018

Features

Gas Remains Key to UK Energy

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor Even today, gas from the North and Irish Sea supplies almost half of the United Kingdom’s needs leaving the lion’s share to imports via four pipelines from Europe and Norway and LNG tankers.  With 80% of the U.K.’s 25 million homes powered by gas, one quarter of the country’s electricity is generation by gas-fired power stations, and a fifth is consumed by industry.  Total in the West of Shetland Area. Source: Total Gas is a key element of the U.K.’s energy mix. In 2017, the U.K. consumed 74.3 Bcm, and its gas storage capacity of 4 Bcm was just enough to deliver over a quarter of natural gas de

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