HC Deb 08 May 1991 vol 190 c512W
Mr. Doran

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the current level of imports of natural gas into the United Kingdom, what proposals there are to increase this level; and what criteria he will adopt in considering these proposals.

Mr. Moynihan

In 1990, imports of natural gas from Norway accounted for 13.5 per cent. of total supplies. A small amount—less than 0.1 per cent. of total supplies—of liquefied natural gas was imported from Algeria. I am aware of a number of proposals that might increase this level. In considering any import proposals, the Government will weigh carefully the availability of competitive supplies from the United Kingdom continental shelf and the market opportunities open.

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