HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 cc141-2WA
Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much oil is reprocessed in the United Kingdom; and for what end uses. [HL640]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

From data obtained from the ORA (Oil Recycling Association), and UKPIA (United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association) approximately 400,000 tonnes of used oil is reprocessed each year in the UK.

Most of this is used as recovered fuel oil and is burnt as a furnace fuel used (roughly 50/50) between the power generating and road stone manufacturing sectors. This activity is regulated by the Environment Agency under IPC (Integrated Pollution Control).

A small portion (about 20,000 tonnes) is reprocessed into lubricating oil.

Forward to