HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 c351W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy at what price of crude oil expressed in United States $ per barrel will gasoline from coal become competitive in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Moore

On present estimates, United Kingdom coal at £30 a tonne could be converted to gasoline which would be competitive with that produced from crude oil costing $35 to $45 per barrel.