英國的挪威天然氣供應受到罷工的威脅

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英國的挪威天然氣供應受到罷工的威脅

在兩國之間運輸天然氣的公司表示,如果罷工繼續進行,英國從挪威進口的大部分天然氣可能在本周末被切斷。

一位發言人補充說:"我們擁有世界上最可靠和最多樣化的能源系統之一,可以獲得我們自己的北海天然氣儲備,以及歐洲第二大的液化天然氣港口基礎設施。"

但是,雖然潛在的罷工行動將只影響到埃辛頓的業務,但Gassco說,到目前為止,這是兩者中最重要的一個,從挪威接收80%至90%的天然氣。

經營通往英國的管道的Gassco公司的一位發言人告訴BBC,"在最壞的情況下,從本周六開始,對Easington的輸送量將為零",這句話首先由《金融時報》報道。

罷工行動的第一階段於周一開始,迫使挪威能源公司Equinor關閉了其三個油氣田。預計星期二晚上會有更多的罷工,影響到另外三個Equinor設施。

正是這一階段的罷工將影響到英國的供應,因為它將暫時關閉Sleipner油田--一個向英國出口天然氣的關鍵分配點。

但它表示,當像Sleipner氣田這樣的樞紐發生故障時,很難用系統中其他地方的供應來補償。

Gassco向包括德國和比利時在內的其他歐洲國家輸送天然氣。據認為,罷工行動可能會阻止多達1.7億立方升的天然氣交付,約占該公司總交付量的50%。


Most of the UK's gas imports from Norway could be cut off this weekend if strikes go ahead, says the company that transports gas between the countries.

A spokesperson added: "We have one of the most reliable and diverse energy systems in the world, with access to our own North Sea gas reserves, and the second largest LNG port infrastructure in Europe."

But while the potential strike action will only impact the operations at Easington, Gassco said that was by far the most significant of the two, receiving 80% to 90% of the gas from Norway.

A spokesperson for Gassco, who operates pipelines to the UK, told the BBC that "in a worst case scenario, from this Saturday there will be zero deliveries to Easington", a line first reported by the Financial times.

The first phase of the strike action began on Monday, forcing the Norwegian energy company Equinor to shut down three of its oil and gas fields. More strikes are expected on Tuesday evening, impacting three more Equinor facilities.

It's this phase of strikes that will affect UK supplies as it would temporarily close the Sleipner field - a key distribution point for gas exports to the UK.

But it said it was difficult to compensate with supplies from elsewhere in the system when a hub, like the Sleipner field, goes down.

Gassco transports gas to other European countries including Germany and Belgium. It's thought strike action could prevent up to 170 million cubic litres of gas from being delivered, around 50% of the total delivery amount from the company.

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