UK gas supply failure highlights worrying over-reliance on imports
1 March 2018
Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said:
“The onshore oil and gas industry this morning notes the current deficit in UK’s gas supplies, a result of cold seasonal weather conditions and infrastructure issues in and outside the UK.
The UK is worryingly dependent on gas imports and this is forecast to increase to 80% by 2035. Given that nearly 50% of our electricity is produced by gas and 84% of our homes are heated with it, the need to ensure we have our own homegrown source of gas rather than pursuing this continued over-reliance on imports has today become very evident.
We believe that the right way forward is to produce British natural gas from shale onshore and we are working hard to achieve this goal.”