CSL serves up support to Rudston children’s tennis club

5th June 2015

Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) is delighted to be supporting Rudston Tennis Club through its Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund 2015.

This year, CSL has donated £500 to the club so that it can run a 10-week tennis coaching course for children in Rudston and surrounding villages.

The course is designed to encourage more children to play tennis, increase the skills and enjoyment of those who have played before, encourage families to play together and promote the club in order to gain new members.

As a result of the course, parents and their children will not have to travel to Bridlington, Scarborough or Driffield to access coaching, helping reduce carbon emissions.
The coaching sessions are taking place on Fridays between 5pm and 7pm in June and July.

Jane Crossley, who made the application on behalf of Rudston Parish, said: “This is great news for Rudston Tennis Club. I would like to thank Centrica Storage for supporting us in our attempts to get more people interested in the sport and for helping us to reduce the need for travelling which will have additional environmental benefits. We were delighted to hear the news that our project was being supported.”

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.