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Petroleum Production

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what are the Government's latest forecasts of levels of United Kingdom petroleum production.

The latest forecasts for United Kingdom petroleum production in the years 1988 to 1992 are as follows:

Million tonnes
1988150 – 125
1989100 – 120
189090 – 120
199180 – 110
199270 – 105
As in previous years, the forecasts are presented in the form of a range of outcomes for each year. These ranges take into account the many uncertainties involved. The figures cover forecast production of stabilised crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensates. NGL and condensate production accounts for some 6 million to 9 million tonnes of the annual totals.