Where Does My Gas Come From?

A Comprehensive Guide to the 7 Great Britain’s Gas Points

All the gas in Great Britain comes in from one of 7 points, these points are scattered across the country.

At these points gas arrive in the UK, either by ship or via a pipeline:

  1. St Fergus
  2. Teesside
  3. Easington/Theddlethorpe
  4. Bacton
  5. Isle of Grain/Grain LNG
  6. Moffat
  7. Milford Haven
Where does my gas come from?
Map Provided by National Grid UK

This article will provide you with more information on the 7 supply points, as well as develop your wider knowledge of the NTS (National Transmission System) and how it operates.

A GUIDE TO THE TABLES

CONNECTION TYPE – this explains whether the connection is across countries, and whether those countries are within the EU

OPERATOR – this is the entity responsible for transporting the produced gas across the network.

CAPACITY – this is the max technical physical capacity, measured in GWh/d (Gigawatt hour/days).

AVAILABLE FLOW DIRECTION – this is the direction in which gas can flow through the Transmission System Operator (TSO)

GCV – Gross Calorific Value, assumed GCV for conversion into kWh/Nm3

ST. FERGUS

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
Cross-border interconnection with non-EU CountriesGassco706,8TSO offers firm capacity in one direction11,00011,000

The terminal is found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In total it receives around 25% of the UK’s gas.

TEESSIDE

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
LNG Terminal’s Entry Points into Transmission SystemDockside Regasification444,6TSO offers firm capacity in one direction11,00011,000

EASINGTON/THEDDLESTHORPE

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
Cross-border interconnection with non-EU CountriesGassco793,3TSO offers firm capacity in one direction11,00011,000

The terminal is situated on the North Sea cost in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Up to 20% of the winter peak demand for gas is exported from Easington.

BACTON

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
Cross-border interconnection within EU and with non-EU CountriesNational Grid Gas – interconnector630,1Point physically bi-directional so TSO can offer firm capacity in both directions11,00011,000
 Interconnector – National Grid Gas803,4   

The terminal is a complex of six different terminals located on the North Sea coast of North Norfolk.

MOFFAT

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
Cross-border interconnection within EU and with non-EU CountriesNational Grid Gas – GNI (UK)431,7TSO offers firm capacity in one direction, and virtual backhaul capacity in the other11,00011,000
 National Grid Gas – Premier Transmission    

The terminal can be found within Dumfries and Galloway.

ISLE OF GRAIN

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
LNG Terminal’s Entry Points into Transmission SystemGrain LNG699,0TSO offers firm capacity in one direction11,00011,000

The terminal can be found 60km East of London. It loads and offloads LNG, then stores it.

MILFORD HAVEN

Connection Point TypeOperatorCapacityAvailable flow directionGCV (min)GCV (max)
Cross-border interconnection with non-EU CountriesDragon LNG and South Hook945,1TSO offers firm capacity in one direction11,00011,000

The terminal can be found in Pembrokeshire, Wales.