HC Deb 18 March 1937 vol 321 cc2281-2W
Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the number of gallons of crude oil, motor spirit, and lubricating oil imported into this country during 1934, 1935, and 1936, and the amount produced at home?

Mr. Runciman

The following statement gives the required information, so far as it is available:

1934. 1935. 1936.
(Million gallons).
Crude Petroleum 476.0 488.5 511.9
Motor Spirit 1,125.9 1,231.0 1,273.2
Lubricating Oil 103.4 103.4 118.2

(The figures for 1936 are provisional.)

Home Produced from Indigenous Materials.
1934. 1935. 1936.
(Million gallons).
Refined Motor Spirit (including solvent naphtha from shale). 54.5 76.3 Not yet available.

There is no home production of lubricating oil from indigenous materials, and the home production of crude petroleum is negligible.

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