The government today gave the go-ahead for a new gas installation at Tirley in Gloucestershire which is intended to boost UK energy security by allowing for more gas imports.
National Grid’s new Gas Pressure Reduction Installation will be a vital part of a 316-kilometre pipeline transporting gas from Milford Haven liquefied natural gas terminals into the national gas transmission network at Tirley. Construction of the project will take around 18 months.
Two terminals to import liquefied natural gas have been developed at Milford Haven by South Hook LNG and Dragon LNG. The terminals will receive gas imports from Qatar, Algeria, Trinidad and Australia.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “This government is committed to ensuring we maintain secure energy supplies. A vital part of this is having a diverse energy mix: renewables, nuclear, coal with carbon capture and storage and gas all have an important part to play.”