‘Britain on the brink of running out of gas’

Published on 22 March 2013 at 09:31

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The UK has only two days worth of gas reserves after freezing temperatures across northern Europe boosted demand in recent weeks by 20 per cent.
The country is racing to import gas from Europe and experts warn any technical problems could leave Britain struggling to cope.
“Britain is more vulnerable than the rest of Europe to gas shortages because it has historically relied on the North Sea, where production is now dwindling. When full, the country’s stocks can hold only a supply of 15 days, compared with more than 100 days in France and Germany,” explains the daily.

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