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Salt caverns double as UK gas stores to beat cold snaps

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Firm drills deep into Cheshire to store gas as backup for renewables and future ‘beasts from the east’ Huge salt caverns hundreds of metres underground are being converted into vast gas stores to ensure the UK has enough energy to heat homes if another Beast from the East hits. A little-known firm employing just 50 people has risen to become the UK’s biggest player in gas storage. Storengy, a subsidiary of French energy giant Engie, said it will complete the final five of 20 salt caverns at Stublach in Cheshire this year.
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