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North Sea Gas

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will reshape the gas distribution monopoly by making available to industrial consortia in selected areas of the United Kingdom a limited number of undeveloped gas fields in the North Sea to be linked by independently-operated trunk and distribution systems.

The possible supply to any such consortium of gas from an undeveloped gas field would be a matter for discussion between it and the holders of the relevant production licence. The Secretary of State's consent would be needed under the Energy Act to the supply.