UK government approves underground gas storage facility

WCN Editorial Team 20 Mar 2017 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

The UK’s department for business, energy and industrial strategy has given the go-ahead to the development of the underground Keuper gas storage facility in Cheshire.

The facility will feature up to 19 underground caverns, a gas processing plant and associated development, with capacity to store up to 500M cb m of natural gas, having an import and export capability of up to 34M cb m per day.

The Planning Inspectorate CEO, Sarah Richards, said: “The Planning Inspectorate has again demonstrated its ability to examine Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) within timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.

“The decision announced today supports the recommendation made by the Planning Inspectorate. 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.”

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