“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.
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 ?”