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Underground Gas Storage: Worldwide Experiences and Future Development in the UK and Europe

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 313

Edited By: DJ Evans and RA Chadwick

360 pages, illus

Geological Society

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #182772 | ISBN-13: 9781862392724
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The UK became a net importer of natural gas in 2004 and by 2020 will import up to 90% of its requirements, leaving it vulnerable to increasing energy bills and risk of disruption to supply. New pipelines to Europe and improvements to interconnectors will meet some demand, but Government recognises the need for increased gas storage capacity, best met by the construction of underground storage facilities.

Energy security has also raised the likelihood of a new generation of coal-fired power-stations, which to be environmentally viable, will require clean-coal technologies with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions. A key element of this strategy will be underground CO2 storage. This volume reviews the technologies and issues involved in the underground storage of natural gas and CO2, with examples from the UK and overseas. The potential for underground storage of other gases such as hydrogen, or compressed air linked to renewable sources is also reviewed.


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