HC Deb 22 January 1982 vol 16 cc221-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will revise his answer in the Official Report, 27 January 1981, columns 216–7, giving statistics and destination of United Kingdom oil exports on an annual basis.

Mr. Gray

Figures of exports for the full year 1981 are not yet available, but provisional figures covering the 12-month period December 1980 to November 1981 are tabulated as follows. In this 12-month period, 56 per cent, of total United Kingdom production was exported; 52 per cent. of total exports went to the European Community and 93 per cent to the countries represented in the International Energy Agency.

Exports of UKCS crude oil in period December 1980 to November 1981 (provisional)
Thousands of tonnes
Denmark 2, 720
France 3, 076
Belgium 457
Irish Republic 19
Italy 525
Germany Federal Republic 11, 848

Thousands of tonnes
Netherlands 6, 953
United States (inc. Caribbean refineries) 18, 179
Finland 236
Sweden 2, 403
Norway 1, 647
Canada 573
Spain 298
Switzerland 81
Portugal 182
Total 49, 247

NoteSome of the exports to the Netherlands may have been for transit to neighbouring countries for re-export.

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