Supply & Demand

UK is facing a severe gas shortage – National Grid

The UK is facing a gas shortage as a result of the severe cold weather hitting the country, transmission system operator National Grid has said.
By Staff reporter 1 March 2018 0 29802

The UK is facing a gas shortage as a result of the severe cold weather hitting the country, transmission system operator National Grid has said.

It issued a “gas deficit warning” at 5am on Thursday, forecasting that supplies of gas for the day were projected to be 49.5 thousand cubic metres (Mcm) below the country’s projected demand of 395.7 Mcm.

The gap narrowed to 36.0 Mcm by 11am, with projected demand at 403.5 Mcm and projected supply at 367.5 Mcm. The warning will remain in...