Tom Greatrex – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tom Greatrex on 2014-07-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of total gas storage capacity in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland; and how much such capacity is (i) short range storage and (ii) long range storage.

Matthew Hancock

Total gas storage capacity in England is 4.63bcm. This includes the 3.3bcm Rough facility located in the Southern North Sea. In addition, there are two projects currently under construction in England which will bring full gas storage capacity to 5.13bcm when completed.

There are no gas storage facilities currently located in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.

Of the existing gas storage capacity, 3.3bcm (the Rough facility) is long range and 1.33bcm is short range. The two projects currently under construction, totalling 0.5bcm, are both short range facilities.