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MORE gas is set to come through Shetland after UK Government regulators approved a new field to the north west of the isles.

The North Sea Transition Authority has given the thumbs up to Shell’s Victory gas field, located 47km to the north west of Shetland.

The first gas could be produced in 2025.

Tying into existing infrastructure, it will run by pipeline to the Shetland Gas Plant for processing.

After that the gas will be piped to the St Fergus gas terminal on the Scottish mainland.

The field will be operated by a control room at the Shetland Gas Plant.

When production fluids arrive onshore, liquids will also be removed and piped to the nearby Sullom Voe Terminal.

Peak production rates at Victory are anticipated to be around 4.2 million cubic metres of gas per day.

Shell UK upstream senior vice president Simon Roddy said: “The UK North Sea is a critical national resource, providing a steady supply of the fuels people rely on today and strengthening the country’s energy security and resilience.

“Continued investment is required to sustain domestic production, which is declining faster than the UK’s demand for oil and gas.”

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