Friday delivered an impressive 401 mcm of gas from imports and the north sea. This meant that only 17 mcm was taken from (medium and short range) storage.
This raises the obvious question as to why we keep withdrawing gas from storage when gas is available to import.
That is the basis of my early day motion. In theory it is possible to reinject gas into medium range storage over the weekend, but I don't expect that to happen. The real time supply figures imply a continuing reduction.
However, that is the real problem. We are likely to have a reduction in NSS over the weekend.
MRS had 5862 GWh in storage at 6am this morning. That is over 500 mcm and we only took 17 mcm from storage.
However, it depends where things go from here. The real question is what the maximum real deliverability from NSS is. Supply is coping in part from switching off part of the economy.
As usual everything depends upon the weather.
However, it is more obvious that the real priority is the treatment of stored supplies against non-stored supplies.
Another Rough would solve the storage issues, but the more recent problem has been the over use of stored supplies when non-stored is available/possible. It is important to remember that according to National Grid the weather is currently not that cold and that the peak potential coldness is at the end of Jan rather than now.