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Fossil Fuels: Imports

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) gross and (b) net quantity of (i) coal, (ii) oil and (iii) gas imported into the UK was in each of the last five years. (320323)

The amounts of coal, oil and gas imported and exported by the UK for each year between 2004 and 2008 are shown in the following tables.

Coal

Thousand tonnes

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Imports

36,153

43,968

50,529

43,365

43,875

Exports

622

536

443

544

599

Net imports

35,531

43,432

50,086

42,821

43,276

Primary oil

Thousand tonnes

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Imports

62,517

58,885

59,443

57,357

60,074

Exports

64,504

54,099

50,195

50,999

48,410

Net imports

-1,987

4,786

9,248

6,358

11,664

Petroleum products

Thousand tonnes

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Imports

18,545

22,512

26,828

25,093

23,919

Exports

30,495

29,722

29,009

30,017

28,811

Net imports

-11,950

-7,210

-2,181

-4,921

-4,892

Gas

GigaWatt hours

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Imports

133,033

173,328

244,029

338,026

407,054

Exports

114,112

96,181

120,591

123,158

122,670

Net imports

18,921

77,147

123,438

214,868

284,384