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UK Government's Pro-Gas Energy Policy Welcomed by Industry

Rigzone reports that "organizations representing the UK's upstream oil and gas sector welcomed Wednesday an announcement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd that the government of an energy policy that will see natural gas playing a central role in future power generation."  

"Speaking at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, Rudd set out her vision of an energy system that she said will put consumers first, deliver more competition, reduce the burden on bill payers and ensure enough electricity generation to power the nation."  

"Rudd said that in order to develop a cleaner, more secure energy network she would consult on closing the country's coal-fired power stations by 2025. A key was to achieve this will be to introduce more gas into the energy mix."

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