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Gas (Flaring)

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what basis he uses to compute the amount of gas flared in the northern North Sea fields; and what degree of accuracy he achieves.

Gas flared in the northern North Sea fields is measured mainly by orifice meters, but a few turbine meters are also in use. The accuracy of gas meters is very difficult to assess but is considered to be within the range of 1 to 2 percentage.