Rough End for the UK’s Largest Gas Storage Facility

The UK’s largest natural gas storage facility, Rough, will no longer be in operation following a decision by Centrica Storage (CSL).

The storage facility has been in function for more than 30 years, and now its “wells and facilities are at the end of their design life”. As a result, CSL has announced plans to close the facility.

Rough was the UK’s only depleted gas field used for storage and was responsible for 70% of the UK’s gas storage volume. (more…)

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Milk Your Potential for All It’s Worth With an Energy Consultant

Imagine yourself in a room full of bicycles. You need one, but you’re not sure which is the best option for you. If you know something about bicycles, you have a better time of it, but if you don’t, it can be daunting and, most of the time, you end up buying the one that’s cheapest.

When it comes to energy, we all know that we need it: electricity to power our homes and businesses and gas to heat them. But let’s face it, most of us couldn’t be bothered knowing all the ins and outs of the energy industry, and we may not even have the time to learn about it. And what happens when you don’t know something well enough? You risk making the wrong choice.


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It Pays to Benchmark

What does it meant to benchmark? Well, would you buy a television, for example, without making sure you are getting the best deal? Whether that means going from shop to shop, looking through catalogues, or trawling through online retailers, you want to make sure your money is well spent. But what if you don’t know what it exactly is that you want, or worse off, need? Do you crave simplicity or would you rather have the works: SMART, Ultra HD, 3D capability, so big you need a whole wall for it?

Now, translate this to your gas and electricity contracts. There are no shops where you can go to benchmark the different options, no catalogue with full specifications or pictures. It’s a whole new ballgame.


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