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Petroleum Products (Prices)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish in the Official Report the figures for the wholesale price per barrel of petroleum products in the third and fourth quarters of 1979 weighted according to the then current wholesale prices and the 1978 consumption pattern.

The average wholesale price per barrel of petroleum products based on provisional net selling values of the individual products, exclusive of tax weighted according to the 1978 pattern of consumption in the United Kingdom was £12·02 in the third quarter of 1979. Detailed information on the selling value of comparable petroleum products for the fourth quarter 1979 is not yet available.