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Gas Gathering Systems

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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20. Dr.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on further developments for the improvement of gas gathering systems on the United Kingdom continental shelf.

The British Gas Corporation expects to take receipt later this month at St. Fergus of the first gas transported via the FLAGS line which, when the western leg and northern leg are completed next year, will be taking gas from a total of eight fields. The oil companies will come forward in due course with gas gathering schemes for other fields.