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Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) what the terms of reference are for his Department's work on the resilience of the UK's petrol and diesel supplies; when this work will be completed; and whether it will be made public;

(2) how much his Department has spent on studying the resilience of the UK's petrol and diesel supplies.

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

Since the financial year 2010-11, the Department has currently spent £150,000 on reports to study the resilience of the UK's petrol and diesel supplies.

DECC has published a number of assessments on the resilience the downstream oil industry:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/en_security/downstream_oil/improving/improving.aspx

These reports include the terms of reference for these studies.

Further work is under way with industry to develop a strategic framework for the UK refining industry; this work is expected to report later this year in the autumn. This is the first strategic review undertaken in the past decade.

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