Is the future of Scotland’s gas secure?
The SNP Scottish Government has welcomed the confirmation from analysts that production of gas at the newly opened gas fields at Laggan and Tormore is expected to meet 100% of Scotland’s average gas demand. This is good news for Shetland, for Scotland, and for our North Sea industry.
The gas from these fields will be processed at the newly constructed Shetland Gas Plant before being exported to the mainland. The fields will have a lifespan of 20 years and will produce around 8% of the UK’s gas needs.