Where does the UK currently get its gas from?
UK-sourced natural gas production has come predominately from the North Sea since the early 1960s [See the History of Onshore Oil and Gas Fact Sheet] but this supply has been decreasing since 2000. In 2012, production was down 14% compared with 2011 to 452 TWh.
Imports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) have risen from 9 TWh in 2008 to 271 TWh in 2011. In 2012 demand for LNG in Asia led to LNG imports to the UK falling by almost half to 148 TWh as cargoes were diverted.
With overall imports during 2012 at a record high, net import dependency climbed to 43%, its highest level since 1976.