Rough Storage Facility to Close

Shutting down the Rough facility off Yorkshire coast by British Gas owner Centrica will increase dependence on imports, say critics

The closure of the UK’s largest gas storage plant has prompted warnings that the country faces more volatile winter gas prices and is becoming too dependent on energy imports.

British Gas’s owner, Centrica, said it was permanently closing the Rough facility off the Yorkshire coast because it had become unsafe and uneconomic to reopen the facility, which had been temporarily shut over safety fears.



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