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Still doesn't come from Russia though?The last time we were fully dependant on UK gas was close to 2011, we buy a huge amount from Norway on the International market at market prices along with other countries who have seen Russia cut supplies to them. BP and less so Shell are big oil and less interested in gas supplies from the southern North Sea where the dwindling gas supplies are more owned by numerous smaller independent companies who have lower cost basis to make it viable. Currently thinking is 3-5 years of gas supply as most gas fields are full of water to increase production and maintain formation pressure to stop the sea floor subsiding. Both BP and Shells evolvement in the gas exploration in the North Sea is next to nothing compared to oil production in the north sector of North Sea. They regard the Southern North Sea area as only being economically viable for wind farms for the last few years as a result they will not largely benefit from rebate unless people use the money to drive more or fly more or use more petroleum derived goods. So tax payer money will largely being going to smaller companies and international gas supplier and less so than BP and Shell as you mention.