Fossil Fuels

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 219852, if he will provide a breakdown by category of his Department's expenditure allocated to oil and gas in the last financial year; and of the purposes and functions of that expenditure.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC’s expenditure allocated to Oil and Gas for the financial year 2013/2014 was £2,798k and all of this was channelled into the Oil and Gas Maximising Recovery Programme.

A breakdown giving the purposes and functions within that expenditure is set out in the table below:


Amount (£k)

Geological advice contract


Reservoir Engineering/Improved Oil Recovery, Carbon Capture & Storage contract


Environmental/Decommissioning/IHR Facilities contract


Pilot - Competitiveness


Joint Industry R&D projects


IT and Data management


Other (including currently unforeseeable expenditure on Improved Oil Recovery, resilience, delimitation, Environmental/Decommissioning, metering etc)


Unconventional Oil and Gas


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