HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 c1677W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what reserve storage facilities for liquefied natural gas the Government have for use during emergency interruptions of gas supplies. [174714]

Mr. Timms

National Grid Transco own and operate five LNG storage facilities. These are used, at the commercial judgment of NGT, to meet winter peaks in gas demand. The gas industry has emergency arrangements in place for managing a supply shortfall.