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Greenhouse Effect

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has received any recent report on the contribution made to the greenhouse global warming effect from (a) leaks and (b) deliberate venting to the atmosphere of natural gas from the United Kingdom's domestic, commercial and industrial uses.

Estimates of emissions of methane from gas leakage and oil and gas venting were formally made on a national basis for the first time in 1989 and will be published in the Department's annual "Digest of Environmental Protection and Water Statistics" early in 1990.