Dáil Éireann - Volume 424 - 21 October, 1992
Written Answers. - Fuel Imports.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
88. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Energy the total value of fuel imported into Ireland in 1991, 1986 and 1981; the countries from where it was exported; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Energy (Mr. Molloy) Robert Molloy
Minister for Energy (Mr. Molloy): According to published trade statistics from the Central Statistics Office the approximate total value of fuel imports were as follows: 1981 — £919 million; 1986 — £695 million; 1991 — £723 million. Imports of crude oil originated mainly from the Middle East in 1981 and from the North Sea (Norway and UK) in 1986 and 1991. Oil products were primarily from EC countries. Coal products originated for the most part from EC countries, Poland and USA. Imports of LPG were sourced mainly from UK.
Detailed information on imports and main countries of origin is published in the monthly Trade Statistics and further particulars may be obtained directly from the Central Statistics Office.
Dáil Éireann 424 Written Answers. Fuel Imports.