Welsh Affairs

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:25 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Adam Price Adam Price Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government; Culture, Media and Sport; Defence; Transport) 2:25 pm, 26th February 2009

The pipeline also goes through my constituency, so I know that it has caused a scar across the length and breadth of Wales. There was a lack of democratic accountability for it, and some of the hon. Lady's English colleagues were instrumental in trying to oppose the plan. Is not the crucial point that although it may have improved energy security in the UK, most of the gas is not even available to customers in Wales? Should not energy decisions in Wales be made for the benefit of Wales, which was not the case with the LNG pipeline?

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Jonathan Collier
Posted on 27 Feb 2009 5:26 pm (Report this annotation)

The pipeline refered to is not an LNG pipeline, it is a natural gas pipeline. LNG is short for Liquified Natural Gas, it is stored at the two import terminals in Milford Haven and regassified to be transfered into the national gas grid system.

Andrew Lye
Posted on 1 Mar 2009 2:15 pm (Report this annotation)

We tend to only look at the LNG pipeline (which goes about 3/4 mile from my house) as its just been put in place. Within a few years, the new hedging will grow and look no different to its surroundings.
We also forget that a few generations ago, they put in all the gas and electricity pipelines that we (and our parents and grandparents) have been enjoying for many decades in Wales, Scotland and England.
Shame we still have the pylons ruining the landscape. I wish they had been put underground, at the time the National Grid was set up!
Would we put up pylons now? No! They would have to go underground as they spoil the landscape, even now in 2009!