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Bankside Power Station (Oil Burning)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power by how much, and by what percentage, the cost of using oil in the completed new power station on Bankside will exceed the cost of using coal, on the basis of present prices.

On the basis of oil at £6 per ton and coal at £2 10s. a ton, the additional cost is estimated to be between £400,000 and £500,000 per annum, thus increasing the cost of electricity generated by about one-third.