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Gas Pipelines (Scotland)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the adequacy in capacity of gas pipelines transporting Scots natural gas from landing through Scotland and indicate whether the pipeline to Peterhead power station is completed.

I understand that the onshore pipeline capacity in existence and planned will be sufficient to carry all the gas expected to arrive at St. Fergus from both the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the continental shelf for at least the next five years.Shell/Esso have applied for authorisation to construct a pipeline to transport natural gas liquids from St. Fergus to Peterhead power station. Construction has not yet started.