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Mersey Estuary (Gas Find)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what assistance he is giving to the development of the Mersey estuary gas find, officially listed as block 110/13; and if he will make a statement.

I understand that Hamilton Brothers Oil and Gas Ltd. has recently made a significant gas find in the Mersey estuary.The results from the well are still being evaluated. Further appraisal will be necessary to establish what the development prospects are.