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Fuel Costs (Industrial Users)

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will up-date his answer given in the Official Report, 31st July 1974, column 354, in the light of present costs.

The following table sets out the latest information available in respect of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, It is regretted that it is not yet possible to provide more up-to-date figures for electricity than those shown in the answer given on 31st July 1974.

FUEL COSTS TO INDUSTRIAL USERS
p/therm
EnglandScotlandWales
Coal*5·5–6·46·3–6·86·6–6·7
Fuel Oil*9·5–10·59·5–10·59·5–10·5
Natural Gas†3·83·63·6
* Figures relate to end December 1974.
† Figures relate to the period April to September 1974