HL Deb 30 March 2004 vol 659 cc155-6WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the United Kingdom is dependent on gas supplies from Russia; and, if so, to what extent. [HL2124]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

The UK imports no natural gas directly from Russia at present. Russia supplies gas (physically and contractually) into the north-west European continental gas market. It is therefore possible that a relatively small amount of the gas delivered through the Bacton-Zeebrugge interconnector is physically sourced from Russia.