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Petrol Consumption

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what the saving in oil imports would be in a full year if petrol consumption fell by (i) 5 per cent., (ii) 10 per cent., and (iii) 15

Following is the information requested:per cent.; and what percentage of total oil imports these figures would represent at present.

Satisfying the United Kingdom demand for petroleum products involves balancing a complex international trade in both crude oil and petroleum products. Simple reductions in consumption of a particular product cannot be equated to corresponding reductions in total oil imports.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what reduction in petrol consumption would be required to reduce the total energy consumption in the United Kingdom by 1 per cent.