HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 c274W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many gallons of oil were shipped as bunkers at British ports last year; and what was the COR: equivalent in tons of the oil so shipped?


The quantity of fuel oil shipped during 1925 as bunkers for the use of steamers and motor vessels engaged in the foreign trade amounted to 250,000,000 gallons, or approximately 1,000,000 tons. It is estimated that, if burned under boilers, two tons of fuel oil would be equivalent to three tons of coal, but I can give no such general formula for internal combustion engines; the coal equivalent would vary with different fuels and different types of engine.

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