HC Deb 13 April 1976 vol 909 c485W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what effect in quantity and percentage terms the Esso/ Shell deal to export associated gas from Brent to the United States of America will have an overall natural gas reserves available to the United Kingdom for domestic use.

Mr. Benn

As my hon. Friend explained on 8th April—[Vol. 909, col. 312]—Shell's export contract, in which Esso is not involved, covers propane and butanes from the Brent field. These gases are not compatible with the gas used in the public supply system.

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