Customers hoping to switch gas provider might be interested to hear that a new gas installation in Gloucestershire has been given approval.
The gas pressure reduction facility, which will be used to complete a 200-mile pipeline scheme carrying gas from National Grid's terminal in Pembrokeshire, is set to be built at Tirley.
Energy minister Charles Hendry commented: "This government is committed to ensuring we maintain secure energy supplies. A vital part of this is having a diverse energy mix: renewables, nuclear, coal with Carbon Capture and Storage and gas all have an important part to play."
Pressure reduction installations are designed to control and regulate gas flows. They are placed at strategic points to allow the UK's network to use more imported gas to meet demand from cheap gas customers, which will become more common as the country's natural oil and gas reserves run low.
The BBC reports that the Campaign Against Pressure Reduction Installation believe the "views of local people have been rejected" in the planning process, and its chair, Peter McMurtrie, said "there is very obvious evidence of intense public antipathy towards this proposal".
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