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Gas from Clipper gas field arrives at Shell’s Bacton facility

PUBLISHED: 15:07 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:07 22 November 2018

The first gas into Bacton has begun to flow from the Clipper South field in the Southern North Sea, 46 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Picture: Shell.

The first gas into Bacton has begun to flow from the Clipper South field in the Southern North Sea, 46 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Picture: Shell.

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The first gas from a Southern North Sea field to flow into Norfolk has arrived at Bacton.

The first gas into Bacton has begun to flow from the Clipper South field in the Southern North Sea, 46 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Picture: Shell.The first gas into Bacton has begun to flow from the Clipper South field in the Southern North Sea, 46 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Picture: Shell.

It follows a £300m upgrade project at Bacton in 2017 completed by Shell and ExxonMobil, to enable it handle more gas from offshore fields.

The gas comes from the Ineos and Spirit Energy-owned Clipper South field, which is supplied via Shell’s Clipper hub in the southern north sea. The unmanned Clipper South platform had previously used Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System and Theddlethorpe gas terminal to transport its gas to shore, but the new route to Bacton will mean operations can continue after they are decommissioned.

“Our Clipper hub and upgraded terminal at Bacton are helping to maximise the recovery of gas from the UK North Sea,” said OneGas asset manager Anne O’Halloran.

The Clipper hub is around 41 miles from the Norfolk coast and can transport up to 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day.

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