Gas boost: New UK rule change to extract more gas!

The government will relax gas rules by 2025, allowing lower calorific value gas to be mixed with other supplies

The government is to relax gas rules by 2025, allowing drillers to extract more gas that would have otherwise been left in the ground.

The new measure will allow lower calorific value gas to be mixed with other supplies, a move that Neptune Energy says will remove decades-old constraints on the industry.

The change will bring the UK in line with many other European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland.

Experts say that households are not expected to notice any difference.

According to Neptune Energy, the change could have produced 13% more gas from its Cygnus field in the previous year.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) says the move will be a positive change and contribute to the country’s energy independence.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said that the change can be made without any adverse impact on the health and safety of users.

ELN has contacted the DESNZ and HSE for comment.

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