Oil Companies

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Dr Jenny Tonge Dr Jenny Tonge Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the British oil industry companies which operate in (a) Tajikistan, (b) Turkmenistan, (c) Uzbekistan, (d) Kyrgstan and (e) Kazakhstan.

Photo of Mr Brian Wilson Mr Brian Wilson Minister of State (Industry and Energy), Department of Trade and Industry

holding answer 1 November 2001

The information is as follows:

Tajikistan and Kyrgistan—None.

Turkmenistan—Shell and Burren Energy have offices.

Uzbekistan—Shell have an office. Trinity Energy have a holding in a consortium operating an exploration asset.

Kazakhstan—BG Group, Shell, BP and Enterprise Oil all have holdings in consortia operating exploration and production assets.

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