This research will hopefully lead to lower gas prices created by greater competition between gas producers. The regulations that apply to the composition of gas in Great Britain were designed in the 1970's when most of our gas was sourced from the North sea. The varieties used successfully across Europe require further processing before they can be used in the GB market. With Oban demonstrating the appropriateness of gas used across Europe, our regulator, Ofgem, would be well informed to adjust regulations. With more sources of gas available, gas supply companies can shop around, bringing down the price of gas they sell to you.
Gas sourced from more locations also means we are relying less on one source for our supply. By spreading the resources we can be more confident that we will keep your gas flowing. Developments in technology mean new environmentally friendly types of gas are available including biomethane.
What's in it for you?
What's in it for the long-term?
If, as a result of this project, we can demonstrate that the gas regulations can be widened: