CATS can handle more than 48 million Standard cubic meters (1.7 billion Standard cubic feet) of Natural Gas per day


The development of the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) has been one of the most significant events in the development of the United Kingdom's natural gas industry. CATS, a combination of pipeline and processing facilities operated by BP, transports and processes gas on behalf its customers who are seeking to develop new oil and gas reserves. Currently, CATS has more than 20 customers, including most of the major North Sea gas producers.


CATS is a third party system, with the contractual flexibility to take third party gas into the system quickly and easily.


The CATS pipeline begins at a riser platform adjacent to the BG operated Everest gas field in the Central North Sea and transports gas some 404 km (250 miles) to the CATS processing terminal in Teesside on the North East coast of England.


At the terminal, Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) are removed and the gas is processed for delivery into the National Transmission System (NTS).