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More information on Centrica Storage applications to permanently end storage operations at Rough.

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About the Rough Gas Storage facility

We operate Rough, which when fully operational is the largest gas storage facility in the UK, storing natural gas for our customers which include utilities companies, gas traders and gas producers.  When operating at full capacity, our Rough gas storage facility could meet approximately 10% of the UK's winter peak day demand.

While Rough accounts for a large proportion of the UK’s gas storage capacity, the country has a more diverse gas supply today than ever before, with our own domestic North Sea production supplemented by LNG cargoes and significant volumes of gas coming from Norway and continental Europe.


Gas from the Rough field to Easington gas terminal

The Rough field is situated in the Southern North Sea, 18 miles off the coast of East Yorkshire. We have two offshore installation hubs called 3B and 8A, where 30 wells have been drilled through the platforms down into the reservoir thousands of feet below the seabed.

Gas is extracted as a vapour offshore, before being sent via a 91cm (36inch) diameter subsea pipeline to the Easington gas terminal where the gas undergoes several separation processes. Before being sent into the National Transmission System (NTS), which is used to transport the gas throughout the UK before it reaches people homes.

Around 350 staff and contractors are employed within the operation, both onshore and offshore.


Greg McKenna

Greg McKenna

Managing Director, Centrica Storage Limited

Greg McKenna became Managing Director at CSL in February 2015.

Skills and experience: Before joining CSL Greg was Director of Non-Operated Assets UK & Netherlands for Exploration and Production within Centrica Energy (CE) where he was responsible for a diverse range of non-operated oil and gas assets both onshore and offshore, including the management of large non-operated capex projects and shale.

Greg started with Centrica in 2009 as Commercial Director for CE Upstream, joining from Venture where he was head of the Supply Chain. In 2011 Greg became Regional Director for Southern North Sea.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Greg has worked extensively on the bidding, setting up and negotiation of major international projects and played a key role in a number of innovative client/contractor relationships. He holds a degree from Aberdeen and an MBA with distinction from Durham.

Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica plc. It is legally, financially and physically separate from all other Centrica businesses because it deals with potential competitors to Centrica, because of this it must be seen to and physically act independently from Centrica. This separation arrangement is enshrined in law and detailed in an agreement called “the Undertakings”, this agreement was given by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 2003 and was further revised in March 2012.

It is extremely important that CSL and, or Centrica do not breach these undertaking as the consequences of any breach could result in extremely large financial fines and even legal prosecution.

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