Britain has access to its own domestic gas supplies from the North Sea. Although there are still up to 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent in gas to be recovered, production is now in decline and billions of pounds have been invested in the infrastructure needed to import gas from other countries.
Our gas imports come from all over the world, via undersea pipes from mainland Europe (fed by gas fields in Norway and storage facilities in central Europe) and, in the case of liquified natural gas (LNG), via tanker from the Middle East and further afield.
The UK is therefore well supplied with gas from a diverse range of suppliers namely:
- Domestic production
- By pipeline
- From storage