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Oil Production

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the volume of average daily oil production from offshore fields during the last three months ; and what is his estimate of the total motor spirit which was or could be produced.

For the three months February to April, average production was approximately 1,600,000 barrels per day.Output from refineries depends on many factors but, based on the average 1979 refinery pattern for the United Kingdom, this amount of crude oil could produce some 250,000 barrels of motor spirit per day.