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Departmental Fuels

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what volume of (a) petrol, (b) diesel, (c) aviation fuel and (d) other fuels derived from petroleum his Department consumed in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. (249634)

As MOD central financial systems do not record total fuels consumption, this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Figures are, however, available for marine fuels consumed (including fuels for operations) by UK gallon and are set out in the following table:

UK gallon

Financial year

Fuel type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

F-76 (marine diesel)

50,127,440

48,431,460

49,506,380

MGO (marine gasoil)

6,421,140

9,632,920

11,299,200

F-44 (marine aviation)

3,132,360

2,633,400

2,574,220

Some figures are also available for the amount purchased by UK gallon of aviation and ground fuels and these are set out in the following table:

UK gallon

Financial year

Fuel type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Avtur F-35 (aviation turbine)

138,991,189

152,765,198

131,781,498

ULGAS F-67 (unleaded petrol)

1,766,740

1,712,115

1

Dieso F-54 (road diesel)

13,276,872

12,219,604

13,450,000

1 Figure not yet available.

The figures in this table exclude fuel card purchases and some refuelling arrangements with other nations. Moreover, they do not include fuel for use on operations as non-marine fuels are obtained by arrangement with NATO and the United States.