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Refineries: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Volume 705: debated on Wednesday 19 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will raise the issue of carbon dioxide emissions from flaring at oil or gas wells and refineries in all appropriate international fora; and whether progress is being made towards eliminating such emissions. [HL6097]

The UK has raised, and will continue to raise, the issue of flaring associated gas as appropriate in international fora. We are working with international partners, sharing best practice and encouraging investment in infrastructure to make progress on eliminating gas flaring. But this is a long-term issue which will require action by governments and individual operators in a number of countries to deliver results.