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North Sea Gas Installations

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps have been taken to provide alternative supplies of gas should North Sea installations or pipelines be disrupted.

The integrated national gas transmission system, combined with the diversity of offshore pipelines and terminals, is designed to ensure security of supplies to customers. If supplies of natural gas from one offshore pipeline or terminal were disrupted the system could be fed from alternative pipelines or terminals. Alternative sources of supply that could be called on if necessary include facilities for the production of gas from oil-based feedstock and liquefied natural gas and other storage installations.