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Mining

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much methane was extracted from former colliery sites in (a) the UK, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Hemsworth constituency in the most recent year for which figures are available. (138141)

The available information on colliery methane production and consumption is published in Table 4.2 of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2006. The latest data relate to 2005 and show production of 757 GWh. Data are available at the UK level only and relate to production from operating collieries. There was no recorded production of coal bed methane from former colliery sites in 2005.