HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 cc329-30W
16. Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what increases in United Kingdom oil refining capacity are planned in the next five years.

Mr. John Smith

Three new refinery developments amounting to 20 million not been debated, together with respective dates of the request from the Scrutiny Committee.

Mr. Edward Short

The information is set out in the following table:

tons a year gross capacity are the subject of planning inquiries, and construction of a further 6 million ton refinery has already begun. In addition, a number of lesser expansions at existing refineries are expected during the next five years.

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