A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility near Briston is to permanently stop operational activity in the next two months.
National Grid LNG Storage made the announcement to end operations at the Avonmouth facility from 30th April following a stakeholder consultation.
The facility was built in the 1970s and 1980s with the original purpose of providing transmission support to National Grid’s high pressure pipeline network.
It now primarily provides service for customers wishing to reload LNG onto road tankers.
As part of the closure strategy to remove the remaining gas in store, the site will export it to the National Transmission System in the next few months.
The first export started at the end of last week.
“This announcement has provided customers a clear timeline to implement alternative arrangements and continue to ensure security of supply to their consumers who depend on regasified LNG,” National Grid stated.