HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 c1W
2. Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what progress is being made in producing gas from residual fuel oil; and how the cost of producing a therm compares with that produced by orthodox methods.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Two experimental plants are in operation and two more will be ready in a few months. I understand the results so far are promising, but comparative costs cannot yet be determined.