Britain faces prospect of gas rationing

Britain faces the prospect of gas rationing for the first time
Britain faces the prospect of gas rationing for the first time Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain faces the prospect of gas rationing for the first time, experts have warned.

Energy expert Ann Robinson told the Independent: “If this dreadful weather continues for the next two or three weeks we should be very worried, because if we get into a position where we do run out of gas there is not a lot that can be done in the short term."

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Cold snap hits gas supplies

The Government and the energy regulator have denied that the UK is on the brink of running out of gas following weeks of unusually cold weather. It had been reported that there were only two days' worth of gas left in reserve .