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Offshore Industry

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of William Bain William Bain Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) what representations he has received from oil and gas companies on levels of production in the UK Continental Shelf in each of the next four financial years;

(2) what evidence he has received from oil and gas companies on levels of production in the UK Continental Shelf in each of the next four financial years;

(3) if he will estimate the level of imports into the United Kingdom of (a) oil and (b) gas in each of the next four financial years.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department regularly receives detailed field-by-field data on current and forecast production from the current operators of each field. Based on the data received, twice a year the Department produces and publishes projections of oil and gas production by calendar year; estimates are not made for financial years. Tables and charts showing the Department's latest projections are at:

https://www.og.decc.gov.uk/information/bb_updates/chapters/Section4_17.htm

The table at the end of the note includes estimates of net oil and gas imports each year.

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