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North Sea Oil And Gas

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total amount and value in 1983–84 of (a) the oil and (b) the gas, produced offshore in the North sea (i) north of latitude 55° 50' north and (ii) south of latitude 55° 50' north.

The total amount of oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) produced offshore in the United Kingdom sector of the North sea north of latitude 55° 50' north in 1983–84 was 118.6 million tonnes,with a value

(5) whether he will publish the latest available comparisons of heavy fuel prices, including tax, for the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and France;

(6) whether he will publish the latest available comparisons of retail petrol prices, including all taxes, for the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and France.

The latest available comparisons of energy prices, for the countries and fuels specified, relate to the third quarter of 1984, and are shown in the table.of £17·6 billion. No oil is produced offshore south of this latitude and only a small amount of NGLs-0·2 million tonnes, worth £29 million.In the same year 11 billion cubic metres of gas, valued at £656 million, were produced north of latitude 55° 50' north, for disposal to BGC. South of this latitude 27 billion cubic metres of gas were produced, valued at £510 million.