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Fossil Fuels: Russia

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 from Russia was in each of the last five years. (320325)

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

Thousand tonnes

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Coal

Imports

9,932

17,521

22,285

20,106

21,102

Exports

0

0

0

0

0

Net imports

9,932

17,521

22,285

20,106

21,102

Primary oil

Imports

9,199

5,649

10,344

8,641

8,308

Exports

0

0

0

0

0

Net imports

9,199

5,649

10,344

8,641

8,308

Petroleum products

Imports

1,810

1,190

1,186

1,282

1,410

Exports

50

0

0

4

0

Net imports

1,760

1,190

1,186

1,278

1,410

Any UK gas sourced from Russia is negligible.