HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 c146W
Mr. Robens

asked the Paymaster-General (1) if he will give the names of the coal-burning power stations currently being converted to the use of oil, the total amount of coal equivalent in which oil will displace coal at these power stations and the length of the oil contract in each case;

(2) if he will give the names of coal-burning power stations now converted to oil, the total annual amount of coal equivalent involved and the length in each case of the oil contract.

Sir I. Horobin

the following is the information:

Coal-burning stations in the process of conversion to oil:

  • Barking "C".
  • Poole.
  • Plymouth "B".
  • Portishead "B" (in part).
  • Brunswick Wharf.
  • Littlebrook "B".

Coal-burning stations already converted to oil:

  • Tilbury.
  • Littlebrook "C".
  • Bromborough.
  • Ince.

The oil consumption of these stations will depend on operational requirements and a number of other factors, but it is estimated that, during the next few years, it is likely to be of the order of 2½ million tons of coal equivalent per annum by each group. In no case does the existing contract expire within the next eight years.