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Onshore Oil And Gas

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy in which areas of Great Britain oil and gas exploration is taking place on land; and what prospects are emerging from these explorations.

The search for oil and gas is largely concentrated in areas licensed in central Southern counties, the Midlands, the North-West and parts of Yorkshire. Results to date suggest that there are prospects of finding oil and gas in commercial quantities to supplement current oil production, but further work, including drilling, will have to be carried out before any meaningful assesment can be made.