§ 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. 
§ 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.