most north sea crude oils contain little of the heavier fractions and so bitumen used in this country has to be refined from imported crudes. the claymore field is an exception because it yields a crude oil containing about 19 per cent of bitumen; this is not at present recovered. tests on this bitumen show that grades suitable for road use could be produced. if circumstances so demanded a large proportion of uk's estimated consumption of bitumen could be provided from claymore during the next five years.(a)

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