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Natural Gas: Imports

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the UK's gas demand was met from (a) imports via a pipeline, (b) imports via liquefied natural gas terminals and (c) domestic production in the most recent year for which figures are available. (320511)

The Department for Energy and Climate change collects and publishes monthly data on production, imports and exports of gas in tables ET 4.2 and ET 4.3 on DECC's energy statistics website:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/source/gas/gas.aspx

The tables mentioned above contain provisional 2009 data which show that gross demand (which includes gas exported) was met as follows:

(a) Imports by pipeline 32 per cent.

(b) Imports via liquefied natural gas terminals 10 per cent.

(c) Domestic production 58 per cent.