§ Mr. David Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will give comparative figures for the volumes of gas flared on the United Kingdom continental 547W shelf at the following dates, or the nearest convenient dates: 1 January 1981, 1 January 1982, 1 January 1983 and 1 July 1983.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Comprehensive data on gas flared are not available on a daily basis. The annual totals and daily averages are as follows:
Calendar year Total gas flared (millions of cubic metres) Daily average for year (millions of cubic metres per day) 1980 4,237.6 11.58 1981 4,215.7 11.54 1982 4,046.2 11.09
Figures for 1983 are not yet available.
Oil production increased from 78.7 million tonnes in 1980 to 100.2 million tonnes in 1982—an increase of over 27 per cent.