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(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.
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:
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.