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Fuel Prices (Power Stations)

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what the price differential of industrial power station coal is with fuel oil.

I am informed by the Central Electricity Generating Board that, calculated on a comparable basis, the average price of power station coal is about 15 per cent. below that of heavy fuel oil. There is, however, a significant overlap between the higher cost coal and the lower cost oil.