UK grants consent for new gas storage facility

The UK Government has given the go-ahead for the development of a new gas storage facility in Cheshire. It will consist of up to 19 underground caverns, gas processing plant […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK Government has given the go-ahead for the development of a new gas storage facility in Cheshire.

It will consist of up to 19 underground caverns, gas processing plant and associated development with the capacity to store up to 500 million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas.

The Keuper Gas Storage Facility at Holdford Brinefield will have import and export capability of up to 34mcm per day.

The project is expected to create more than 300 jobs.

Sarah Richard, Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive said: “It is the 65th application for a nationally significant infrastructure project and the 43rd energy project to be examined and decided.

“This provides developers and investors with the confidence to build and improve the infrastructure this country needs to secure future economic growth.”

A new 880MW gas-fired power station was officially opened in Greater Manchester last week.