Point of Ayr Gas Terminal
|Point of Ayr Gas Terminal|
|Alternative names||Point of Ayr|
|Location||Station Road, Talacre, Llanasa, Flintshire, CH8 9RD|
|Owner||BHP Petroleum Great Britain plc|
|Floor area||95 acres (380,000 m2)|
The site is owned by BHP Billiton. It is built near a former colliery, which closed in August 1996. Approval for the site was given in February 1993, to be constructed by Hamilton Oil (of Denver, USA). BHP bought Hamilton Oil in 1991. The amount of gas to be brought onshore would be enough to provide electricity for half of Wales. Construction took place in 1994.
The gas comes from the Triassic Ormskirk Sandstone Formation.
It is situated just off the A548, next to the North Wales Coast Line and run by BHP. BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd has offices at Llaneurgain House at Northop Country Park. The nearest town is Prestatyn, to the west. All the gas is piped to Connah's Quay Power Station.
In the series of fields, the Douglas field is only an oil field.
These were previously owned by BHP Petroleum Great Britain plc, LASMO (ULX) Ltd and a small amount by Centrica. The Centrica share is now owned by Eni UK Ltd, and the Lasmo share is now owned by Eni ULX Ltd.
Discovered in June 1990. Production started in February 1997.
Discovered in May 1991. Production started in December 1995.
Discovered in December 1993.
Discovered in July 1992. Production started in February 1996. Also an oil field. Situated just off Southport.