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Oil/Gas Reserves

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of (a) oil and (b) gas reserves on the UK mainland. [99791]

Current estimates of remaining reserves (proven and probable) on the UK mainland are (a) 18.7 million tonnes of oil and (b) 4,400 million cubic metres of gas. The gas reserves include associated gas from onshore oil fields, dry gas from onshore gas fields and mine gas from mine vent fields.