UK running short of gas

“Here in the UK we are running short of gas,” says reader John Calvert. “Demand is greater than supply.”

“Companies are being paid not to use power as gas available is 14% lower than demand.

“Our National Power Grid have a useful graphic showing electricity production.
( See graphic here: http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/index.php )

“Note that production from gas  (CCGT) is way down on what it could be, as we run short.

“I have a source in the energy supply industry and he tells me the big danger tomorrow is that we expect Storm Emma .  If the winds get too high then we turn off the wind turbines to prevent damage, and things get really serious.

“So we are on a wing and a prayer at the moment.”

The Telegraph is calling it “a gas crisis.”

Gas prices on Wednesday jumped to 12-year-highs on the freezing temperatures.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/03/01/big-freeze-stretches-uk-gas-supplies-snow-forecast/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/925663/UK-snow-storm-Gas-runs-out-National-Grid-2018-weather

https://www.ft.com/content/c36eea2c-1d2d-11e8-956a-43db76e69936

Thanks to Stephen Bird, Ron R and John Calvert for these links

“Idiots,” says Stephen. “Absolute bungling idiots. What will happen next year when it will be much colder ?”


5 thoughts on “UK running short of gas

  1. See http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk for the UK National Grid electricity site.
    Gas is only providing 7 per cent for UK electricity, when it is normally the LARGEST supplier.
    Meanwhile coal fired power stations are supplying circa 30 per cent at 2.30 AM…….when UK daily electricity usage is at its lowest……….on a very cold day.
    When it was milder……..POLITICIANS , GREENIES ET AL…..WANTED TO CLOSE COAL-FIRED POWER STATIONS BECAUSE COAL WAS “FILTHY”………AND CAUSING “GLOBAL EFFIN WARMING” !

    Well plenty of coal being burnt in UK power stations tonight…………..AND NO SIGN OF EFFIN GLOBAL WARMING !!

    It happens to be windy tonight……….BUT A VERY COLD NIGHT WITHOUT WIND……..WOULD MAKE US ULTRA DEPENDENT ON COAL !

    THE PRATS DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING !!

  2. Imported gas? Maybe it’s time to come down like a ton of bricks on the anti-fracking brigade for sabotaging your economy.

  3. June 2017 the Rough gas storage facility was allowed by government to be closed. 3.3 billion cubic meters of gas storage, 70% of storage capacity at that time, it could have supplied the UKs needs for seven days.
    Gas fired electricity generation looks to be being scaled back at the moment. Coal and nuclear are running near flat out, as are the I mporting interconnectors from France and Holland. Only thing making up the remainder of demand is the windmills. Lucky it’s been blowing a hoolie, or the lights might be going out by now.
    Meanwhile, addressing the transport problems, our minister for transport has just stated that is difficult to plan and prepare for events that only happen ever ten years. Better re-think that to ten times every year!

  4. so Drax the usa woodburning uk setup might be having issues with wet feed wood too?
    nuke plants sucking icy water in if it hasnt blocked the intakes again..
    and the EU morons who’ve been blocking russias nordstream2 might be feeling some voter backlash also?and if eu runs into blackouts..wind n solar aint gonna do much right now
    france is struggling and it had nuke plants
    no ones going to be selling INTO the uk either unles at massive pricegouging.
    tsk tsk
    will ALL agw devotes turn all their power off to show how keen they are to “clean up” the atmosphere right now please.
    roflmao!

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