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North Sea Oil

Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of North Sea Oil production currently estimated for 1980 and 1985 will be refined within Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and overseas respectively.

It is too early to make forecasts of this type. My right hon. Friend has already announced that we might reasonably expect up to two-thirds of North Sea oil to be refined in the United Kingdom, depending on the level of production.