Six wells at Rough to be permanently closed

Centrica has announced the permanent closure of six wells at Rough
By Catriona Scott 12 September 2016
Centrica has announced the permanent closure of six wells at Rough. (Centrica)

Six wells at the UK’s Rough storage facility are being permanently closed, operator Centrica Storage announced on Friday. The number of operational wells at the UK’s largest storage site will drop from 30 to 24, reducing its daily withdrawal capacity. Two of the wells facing closure had already been out of service for an extended period, but the remaining four had been active until this year.

Gas from storage is crucial for a flexible and responsive supply during peak periods to meet short-term spikes in demand....

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