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National Grid Wins Right to Build Gas Station in Wales

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- National Grid Plc won the right to build a pressure-reduction station to boost the volume of natural gas that can be transported by pipeline import terminals in south Wales.

The U.K. government overturned a decision earlier this year by Tewkesbury Borough Council to reject planning for the station at Tirley in Gloucestershire.

Gas flows from the South Hook and Dragon liquefied natural gas import terminals at Milford Haven have been limited due to the lack of a pressure-reduction station. Only about 80 percent of the capacity in the link that transports the fuel into the national network has been available. Full capacity will be about 88 million cubic meters of gas a day, National Grid said.

“We anticipate that construction, including de-commissioning the existing Tirley above-ground installation and returning the area to a greenfield site, will take about 18 months,” David Mercer, National Grid’s major projects manager, said in an e-mailed statement.

Today’s announcement means the link will be available to run at 100 percent of capacity when the station is completed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ben Farey in London at bfarey@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Anderson at manderson34@bloomberg.net

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