Is the UK facing a gas storage crisis?

With less than five days' worth of natural gas in storage, the UK is facing the prospect of a severe gas shortage and possible interruptions to supply, according to Greg Clark, shadow energy and climate change secretary, in a press release last month.

"Our gas stores today are more than a third below the volumes held in March 2006 and it is reduced demand due to the recession that has prevented this situation from becoming an emergency," Clark said.

There is a genuine concern about the adequacy