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Oil Refining

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what percentage of North Sea crude oil is being refined in the United Kingdom and what portion of the barrel is attributable to light distillates.

About two-thirds of North Sea production has been disposed of for refining in the United Kingdom in recent months. In basic distillation, net of fuel and loss, Forties crude oil yields about 20 per cent. of light distillate. Some variation can be expected for other United Kingdom Continental Shelf fields.