Its the puddles
The link is to a Birmingham Post story about Gas. I have also prepared now a draft submission to the OFT about the gas market. That has gone out to consultation to the IESP.
What will happen this winter will, of course, depend primarily on the weather. A second factor that I don't have full understanding about as yet is the small puddles (not really puddles, but not pools) of gas that it is said the smaller companies have been developing.
That will affect how much comes in from the North Sea.
The issue of heirarchy of supply (whether we use storage before importing) will affect prices and whether or not it will be likely that we will see an emergency. The new pipelines may just about cope with depletion and the Excelerate LNG project could make quite a difference.