Mar 1, 2018

Gas supply warning as cold snap bites

National Grid has warned it may not have enough gas to meet UK demand on Thursday, and has asked suppliers to provide more. In the event that there is still a deficit, large gas users such as industry and large businesses will be asked to use less gas. Consumers will only be asked to use less gas as a last resort if these measures do not work. Demand for gas on Wednesday hit a six-year high as cold weather swept the UK. "This warning has been issued in response to a series of significant supply losses resulting in a forecast end of day supply deficit," the National Grid posted on an energy data site. Energy analyst Peter Atherton said that the supply loss is "Potentially quite significant".

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