Natural Gas: Storage

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15 March 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the extent of (a) total gas storage capacity and (b) empty gas storage capacity in the UK.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

National Grid publish figures on storage daily. This includes: opening stock, daily flows and available capacity. National Grid’s figures indicate that Great Britain, as of the 7th March 2018, has a maximum storage capacity of 13,188 GWh and 9,165 GWh of available storage capacity. These figures reflect the status of the market at a certain point in time and are subject to change depending on supply and demand.

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