New lease of life until 2030 and beyond

How we're working with others to secure the future of one of the UK's key gas processing sites.

In 2018 Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) won a landmark contract worth more than £200 million to process gas from the Tolmount field, one of the biggest recent discoveries in the Southern North Sea.


The contract will extend the life of our Easington gas terminal until at least 2030, safeguarding around 80 jobs. With production from the former storage facility at Rough due to run out by 2022, securing this contract was vital to the future of Easington.

The Tolmount field development project – a joint venture between HGS, Premier Oil and Dana Petroleum – could produce enough gas to supply around 2.5 million UK homes for 10 to 15 years. So, Easington will play a key part in keeping UK customers supplied with gas for many years to come.

Hundreds more jobs will be created over the next two years as extensive modifications are made to the terminal to receive and process the gas, which will arrive through a new pipeline. The Tolmount platform will be an unmanned facility which CSL will control remotely from Easington.