The energy regulator will allow National Grid to pass on the costs of upgrading a major North Sea gas pipeline in Yorkshire to consumers, reversing its previous stance, after it emerged the country’s security could be at risk if nothing is done. Ofgem has approved National Grid’s plan to spend £111m upgrading compressors and pipelines at Easington, in the Humber Estuary, one of the country’s biggest gas import terminals. The cost of the project will be recouped through a levy on household and business energy bills. The regulator had initially rejected National Grid’s request to undertake the work, but changed its mind because “the resilience of the energy system could be impacted if the pipeline isn’t replaced”.
Telegraph 28th Sept 2018 read more »
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog is threatening court action against the petrochemical giant, Ineos, for failing to limit pollution from gas flaring near Grangemouth. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has served a final warning notice on Ineos after repeated failures to remedy a breach of the operating permit for the Kinneil oil and gas terminal on the Firth of Forth.
The Ferret 28th Sept 2018 read more »