Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) is delighted to be supporting Burton Agnes Parish Council through its Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund 2015.
This year, CSL has donated £500 to the council to enable the erection of a bus shelter in the village, which will improve the living environment for residents using the bus service, support independent living and protect elderly residents who rely on the bus service.
It is hoped the provision of a shelter to protect people from bad weather will deter them from using taxis or private motor transport.
The groundwork for the shelter is already underway with the shelter expected to be complete within the coming months.
Cllr Sue Burt, Burton Agnes Parish Council Chair, said: “Not having a bus shelter at this location in Burton Agnes has been a problem for many residents, particularly the elderly, for many years. It is fantastic news that local people will now be protected from the elements due to the ongoing and kind generosity of Centrica Storage.”
This year, CSL made £10,000 of funding available.
CSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica plc. It operates the Rough gas storage facility in the southern North Sea and the Easington onshore gas processing terminal. CSL will manage the Caythorpe Gas Storage site through construction and later when it becomes operational.
Centrica plc acquired the Caythorpe Gas Storage project from Warwick Energy and owns the onshore Caythorpe gas producing field, which is a substantially depleted onshore gas field located close to the National Transmission System. Caythorpe has planning permission for conversion to an onshore gas storage facility with a capacity of up to 7.5 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas.
CSL’s plan to develop a mid-range gas storage facility at Caythorpe is currently on hold. This is due to the current reduced price volatility in the UK Gas Market, which is a key to the value of the project. CSL continues to keep the project under review.