Sammy Wilson: It is madness for the government to turn its back on an indigenous source of energy amid gas shortages and huge price rises

A statement from Sammy Wilson MP:

By Sammy Wilson
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 12:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 1:02 am
As gas prices soar plunge families into fuel poverty, concrete is being poured into gas wells in the UK
As gas prices soar plunge families into fuel poverty, concrete is being poured into gas wells in the UK

As gas prices soar from 50p a therm to almost £5, hundreds of thousands of families are being plunged into fuel poverty and many businesses are being crippled with rising energy bills.

Amazingly, within the next two weeks, the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng has instructed a major energy producer to pour concrete into the wells dug outside of Blackpool to extract gas which could supply the UK for the next 50 years.

What kind of madness has overtaken our government? In the face of gas shortages and massive price increases, it is turning its back on an indigenous source of energy which could help to reduce bills, make us less dependent on foreign gas, earn billions in tax revenue, create tens of thousands of jobs and reduce our balance of payments deficit.

Letter to the editor

It is time the government stood up to the mad green lobby which demands we keep fossil fuels in the ground instead of using them for the benefit of our citizens.

The net zero policies being relentlessly and foolishly pursued hit every individual in their pockets.

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP East Antrim

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