These variations of gas are used in Europe but require further processing to meet our national standards. Our national standards are based on the composition of North Sea gas but with more diverse sources now in use, this standard increases the cost of imported gas. Our trial in Oban hopes to demonstrate that the national standards could be revised to open up the gas market and lower prices for customers.
Oban is an ideal location for this trial as vehicles transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the mains network rather than a connected mains network. This makes it much easier for us to alter the supply and perform a comprehensive assessment.