Natural Gas: Imports:Written question - HL1673

Q
Asked by Lord Truscott
Asked on: 07 September 2016
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Natural Gas: Imports
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Russian gas is directly imported into the UK; and what percentage of overall national gas consumption that represents.
A
Answered by: Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Answered on: 12 September 2016

There are no pipelines that allow Russian gas to flow from Norway (our biggest source of imports) or via shipped Liquefied Natural Gas (which comes mainly from Qatar). Some gas of Russian origin may enter via pipelines from Belgium and the Netherlands. However Belgium has reported virtually no Russian gas imports over the past 3 years. The Netherlands does report some Russian imports, but we estimate Russian gas via this route would account for less than 1 per cent of the UK’s gas imports, and therefore much less than 1 per cent of our total gas supply.

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