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North Sea Oil

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what are his latest estimates of the projected output of oil from the North sea over the next five years; and how these figures compare with the projected level of demand for oil in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

On current estimates of future production and demand the United Kingdom is likely to remain self-sufficient in oil well into the 1990s.