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Flue Gas Desulphurisation

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement regarding the existing operation or introduction of flue gas desulphurisarion techniques at each of Britain's oil refineries.

This is a matter for the Industrial Air Pollution Inspectorate. I understand that flue gas desulphurisation is not appropriate to oil refineries because of the wide variability of fuels refined, including those from low sulphur crudes and gases. Desulphurisation does, however, take place as part of the refining process in the form of suphur recovery from refinery gas streams.