The CRU has today published an information note setting out its decision to approve amendments to the agreements governing flows of gas at the Moffat Interconnection Point (IP) in Scotland. Gas which flows through the Moffat IP supplies Ireland (via the gas interconnectors) and Northern Ireland (via the Scotland-Northern Ireland Pipeline). Smaller quantities of gas which pass through the IP supply customers in Scotland itself and in the Isle of Man.
The amendments to the agreements alter the methodology for calculating the Agreed Target Quantity, the amount of gas which passes through the Moffat IP each day. The amendments are expected to allow for more steady flows of gas through the IP throughout the day. This should lead to more efficient use of the natural gas compressors and to cost and emissions savings.