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Natural Gas

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of UK gas demand will be met by imported natural gas in 2008. (233928)

[holding answer 6 November 2008]: Net UK import dependence of gas for the year to August 2008 (defined as total imports as a proportion of gas output from the National Transmission System) was 27 per cent. The Department's latest oil and gas production projections—available online at:

https://www.og.berr.gov.uk/mformation/bb_updates/chapters/Section4_17.htm

suggest 26 per cent. net gas import dependence for the UK in 2008 as a whole.