HC Deb 12 May 1975 vol 892 cc1-2W
22. Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what the price differential of industrial power station coal is with fuel oil.

Mr. Eadie

I am informed by the Central Electricity Generating Board that, calculated on a comparable basis, the average price of power station coal is about 15 per cent. below that of heavy fuel oil. There is, however, a significant overlap between the higher cost coal and the lower cost oil.