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Natural Gas

Volume 202: debated on Friday 24 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's estimate of the percentage of natural gas that is lost to the environment during its production, transmission from the North sea, processing, distribution to the consumer, and during combustion.

It is currently estimated that losses of natural gas during production, transmission from the North sea, processing and distribution to the customer amount to about 2 per cent. of production. No official estimates of losses during combustion are available.