New gas secures jobs and investment in Lancashire

Gas production has begun from the Rhyl gas field in Morecambe Bay, helping to secure the future of 400 jobs and boost energy security for the UK.

This is the first new field to be brought on stream in the region for ten years and represents an important milestone in extending the life of Centrica’s Morecambe Bay operations, taking production well beyond 2020. Earlier this year additional appraisal drilling on the Rhyl reservoir confirmed that it extended further than originally anticipated, while Centrica Energy also recently carried out the first seismic modelling of the subsurface in the region for a decade.

“Importantly for the North West, it represents Centrica Energy’s continued investment in people, skills and technology in the local area, where it already runs a successful apprenticeship programme to helping individuals advance their skills and careers”.

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