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North Sea Oil

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are his latest estimates of the output from North Sea oil by 1980, in the light of the latest drilling results.

Estimates of total oil production in 1980 of 100 million-130 million tons were given to Parliament in the previous Secretary of State's Report on Offshore Oil and Gas Development presented on 14th April 1975. The figures included an allowance for possible 1980 oil production from other discoveries likely to be made in the rest of 1975.