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Liquid Petroleum Gas

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what quantities of (a) butane liquid petroleum gas, and (b) propane liquid petroleum gas were produced, delivered, and shipped into the United Kingdom during the past 12 months to the latest convenient date; and of the totals, what quantities of each were made available for (i) use by private industry as an energy source, (ii) non-energy use, (iii) nationalised industries and (iv) export.

The information for the 12 months ended 30 November 1979 is as follows:

Butane (thousand tonnes)Propane (thousand tonnes)
Production including indigenous receipts1,204873
Inland deliveries:
Energy use851516
Non-energy use4745
I regret that a split of deliveries between private industry and nationalised industries is not available. Differences between supply and disposals reflect refinery use and stock change.