Pipelines, Storage & Power

BBL revisits reverse flows after Rough closure

The operator of the BBL pipeline is considering plans to add a reverse-flow capacity to take advantage of rising flows of gas from the UK to the continent The operator of the BBL pipeline is considering plans to add a reverse-flow capacity to take advantage of rising flows of gas from the UK to the continent.
By Silvia Favasuli 8 November 2017 0 28288
The Rough gas storage facility. (Centrica)

The operator of the BBL pipeline between the UK and the Netherlands is once again considering adding a reverse-flow function following the closure of Centrica’s Rough storage facility.

The operator of the 235-km interconnector aims to take advantage of the increase in the amount of gas being shipped from the UK to the continent in the summer by allowing gas to flow back along the BBL from the UK to the Netherlands.

“If you look at the historical data of the Interconnector UK [the bidirectional pipeline...