Natural Gas:Written question - 179310

Q
Asked by Jared O'Mara
(Sheffield, Hallam)
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Natural Gas
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to ensure that there is a secure supply of gas for residents of (a) England and (b) Sheffield Hallam in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
A
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 24 October 2018

Maintaining security of supply is a top priority. The Government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready for EU Exit in all scenarios, including in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Even with an unlikely ‘no deal’ outcome, the mechanisms of cross-border gas trading are not expected to fundamentally change for the UK and so we expect no material impact on security of supply. Government has set out in a technical notice how cross-border gas trading may be impacted in the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit.

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