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Gas ship diverts to Milford Haven with 6 hours' UK supply

A giant gas tanker has been diverted to Pembrokeshire to top up dwindling gas supplies depleted by the unseasonable cold weather.

The Zarga is carrying about 266,000 cubic metres of liquefied natural gas (LNG), or six hours' worth for the UK.

It is due to dock at Milford Haven, later on Monday, during a long cold snap which has sparked fears that the UK will run out of stored gas.

The role of the Welsh port in the gas supply chain has been thrown into sharp focus after a key pipeline from Europe broke down last week, causing a dramatic spike in prices.

BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini reports.

Gas ship brings 6 hours' UK supply

  • 25 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales