03 May 2006

Shell given go-ahead to recommence work on Corrib Pipeline


03/05/2006 - 17:33:27

The Corrib gas pipeline has been given the green light. The Government has given the go-ahead to for work to recommence once safety conditions are met.

The Minister for Natural Resources Noel Dempsey made the announcement this afternoon, following the publication of a Government report carried out by consultant group Advantica.

It recommends that the gas should be piped at considerably less pressure, and that a full and proper safety plan should be included in the pipeline’s design.

Shell Spokesperson John Egan said he hopes the company can join forces with the locals to make it work.

“We want to build this project in partnership with the local community,” he said.

“We want to enter into a positive and constructive dialogue, and I would urge those who are still opposed to this project to enter into the mediation process and help both sides to find a solution so that Corrib gas can be brought ashore and bring benefits to Erris, to Mayo and to Ireland.”

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