HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 c45W
Mr. Chris Davies

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the United Kingdom's current reserves of natural gas; and what is the rate of consumption through(a) domestic supply and (b) exports. [3483]

Mr. Eggar

Estimates of the United Kingdom's remaining recoverable reserves of gas are given in my Department's energy report 1995, volume 2, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The report shows that discovered reserves could yield 1,915 billion cu m of gas. Allowing for the full potential from as yet undrilled structures could raise this to 3,815 billion cu m.

In 1994, some 63.5 billion cu m were produced for United Kingdom supply and 0.9 billion cu m were exported.

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