Written Answers. - Corrib Gas Field.

Michael Ring

Question:

166 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the reason Enterprise Energy Ireland does not propose to bring the gas from the Corrib gas field ashore on the Mullet peninsula; if he has suggested or discussed this option; and if this option is not viable, if he will supply a copy of the consultant's reports which verifies this. [8048/01]

While I must approve the company's plans for the development of the Corrib gas field the actual plans are decided by the company on a commercial basis having regard to environmental engineering and cost factors.