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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Originally Posted by Johnheatingman View Post
Even when we first began the changeover to Natural Gas from Coal Gas ( remember the promise it would be 1p per therm ? ) we were importing large amounts of Methane from the Arab States. The calorific value of natural gas is unstable and varies so much, pure Methane had to be added to guarantee the declared CV. Now I think we are importing the majority of our natural gas used, as the North Sea reserves have become depleted.

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Our present North Sea gas reserves have become depleted, but the relatively low value of gas and oil currently, and high taxes imposed, mean that there is no incentive for the big oil and gas producers to go looking for more. In the short term it is cheaper to import it.
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