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Gas Flaring

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the volume of gas flaring during each quarter since the beginning of 1978.

The volume of gas flared during each quarter since the beginning of 1978 is as follows:—

PeriodGas flared (million standard cubic feet/day)
1978 1st Quarter326
1978 2nd Quarter341
1978 3rd Quarter408
1978 4th Quarter681
1979 1st Quarter655
1979 2nd Quarter708
1979 3rd Quarter656
1979 4th Quarter533
1980 1st Quarter497
1980 2nd Quarter400
1980 3rd Quarter371
1980 4th Quarter369
1981 1st Quarter401
1981 2nd Quarter388
1981 3rd Quarter430
During this period nine new oilfields have started production.