HC Deb 15 March 1977 vol 928 c130W
Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how the amount of gas now being flared as waste in the Northern North Sea fields compares with the total gas consumption in the United Kingdom.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

190 million cubic metres of gas were flared in the United Kingdom sector of the northern North Sea in January 1977. During the same period 4,920 million cubic metres of gas were sent out by British Gas Corporation.

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