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Dwindling supplies from the North Sea mean that the UK is now importing around 10% of its gas.

Britain is connected to the European gas network via two under-sea pipelines: the Interconnector between Norfolk and Belgium and the newly opened Langeled pipeline from Norway.

When running at full capacity, the Langeled pipeline is capable of supplying 16% of the UK's peak demand.

These and other planned connections give greater flexibility to the UK supply.

However they also mean prices are affected by fluctuations in the European market which is dominated by supplies from Russia.

Map of how UK is connected to European gas network

A worker peers though one of the last sections of the Langeled pipeline to be laid

A worker peers though one of the last sections of the Langeled pipeline to be laid

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