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Energy Producing Industries (Expenditure)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the approximate total capital expenditure in the United Kingdom of each of the main energy producing industries, gas, oil, coal and electricity, in each of the years from 1970 to 1981 at cash prices and at constant 1980 values.

Gross Domestic Fixed Capital Formation in the Energy Industries (£ million)
Current Prices197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981*
Coal Mining5661606183150225290432518776745
Petroleum and Natural Gas†49601092135921,3742,0702,1082,1682,0642,3892,817
Coal and Petroleum Products‡83131118507311110698189314375424
Gas =192167119109195341325280304434679721
Constant (1975) prices
Coal Mining1031038885103150193220297314405349
Petroleum and Natural Gas1211262113276911,3741,8431,6991,5771,2961,2341,338
Coal and Petroleum Products17625121485911119173126188191206

Sources: CSO National Income and Expenditure 1981 Unpublished CSO figures.


* Provisional figures

† Extraction and Exploration

‡ Coke production, oil refining etc.

= Gas processing and distribution