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Energy: Imports

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average cost per tonne equivalent was of electricity imported via the interconnector with France in 2007. (244121)

DECC does not hold information on the value of interconnector flows with France. The amount and value of interconnector flows to the GB market are determined by the commercial decisions made by market participants and grid operator to equilibrate the underlying demand and supply in the electricity market. The value of such supplies are therefore commercially confidential.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average cost per tonne equivalent of imported (a) oil, (b) gas, (c) liquid gas and (d) shale oil and tar sands was in 2007. (244122)

The average cost of imported oil and gas in 2007 was as follows:

Crude Oil: 271 £/tonne

Natural Gas: 130,000 £/tonne (converted using an average density of 0.756 kg/cubic metre).

DECC does not hold any data on the cost of imported liquid gas (LNG), shale oil or tar sands.