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Natural Gas

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what alternative gas supplies to those previously obtained from Russia are being considered by the Government. (248374)

The UK imports less than 2 per cent. of its gas from Russia. UK gas demand is met from a diverse range of sources including indigenous UK continental shelf production, imports from Norway and from continental Europe including from the Netherlands and LNG imports. In addition, the UK has gas storage. The market can respond to changes in the availability of imports from particular sources, including gas sourced from Russia, to ensure that overall demand is met.