Oil: Scotland

(asked on 6th February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what his Department's contingency plans are for (a) Scottish domestic energy and (b) aviation fuel security in the event that (i) the Finnart pipeline is shut and (ii) Grangemouth does not have a refinery capacity.

Answered by
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
This question was answered on 19th February 2024

Scotland has other infrastructure for the import of both road and aviation fuel. In most circumstances industry is able to manage disruptions to supply chains without impact to the customer. We would expect this to be the case for either of the scenarios given.

If the industry requires support, the Department can provide assistance including a reserve fleet of road tankers, which can be made available to hauliers to help them maintain supplies from more distant infrastructure.

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