Location

The site for the Gateway gas storage facility is located approximately 25 km (15 miles) offshore, south west of Barrow-in-Furness, within the 12 mile territorial limit, in the East Irish Sea.

The British Geological Survey has confirmed that this location has the best characteristics to be found in Britain to support the development of offshore salt cavern gas storage facilities.

Extensive geological and technical surveys have been undertaken to confirm the ideal nature of the salt for cavern construction at this location, at depths between 550m and 950m beneath the seabed.

The facility will be connected via a new pipeline routed from the storage area to the shore, across Walney Island and Piel Channel, to a site adjacent to the existing North and South Morecambe gas terminals.
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