Gas infrastructure of the United Kingdom

9781156126318: Gas infrastructure of the United Kingdom

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Natural gas fields in the United Kingdom, Natural gas pipelines in the United Kingdom, Oil and gas industry of Scotland, Oil platforms in the United Kingdom, Bacton Gas Terminal, South Wales Gas Pipeline, It's Scotland's oil, Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal, St Fergus Gas Plant, Easington Gas Terminal, Grangemouth Refinery, Rampside Gas Terminal, Central Area Transmission System, Langeled pipeline, Sullom Voe Terminal, National Transmission System, Amethyst gasfield, South Hook LNG terminal, East Knapton, Point of Ayr Gas Terminal, Everest gasfield, West of Shetland pipeline, Dash for Gas, Vesterled, Armada gasfield, Interconnector, Oil & Gas UK, FLAGS, Frigg UK System, Brent System, Fulmar Gas Line, Offshore Storage Installation, Gas Museum, Rhum gasfield, Ninian pipeline, Rough, Piper Bravo, Goldeneye Gas Platform, Easington Catchment Area. Excerpt: The Bacton Gas Terminal is a large gas terminal found on the North Sea coast in North Norfolk near Paston and between Bacton and Mundesley. The nearest main town is North Walsham. The other main UK gas terminals are in Aberdeenshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. It opened in 1968, initially built by Shell and the Gas Council. Planning permission had been given on 16 June 1967 by Anthony Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale. The Leman field began on 13 August 1968 (joint Shell-Esso), and the Hewett field (Phillips Petroleum) began operations in July 1969. Construction of the £5 million Phillips plant began in April 1968. The Leman field (Shell-Esso) needed a 34-mile-long pipeline. A 36-inch diameter 140-mile-long pipe (Number 2 feeder main) costing £17 million was built by Italsider from Bacton to near Rugby. The Gas Council marketed the new North Sea gas as High Speed Gas. On 13 August 1981, 11 gas workers lost their lives in the G-ASWI North Sea ditching, in a Wess...

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