Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (119)

Martin Ferris


119. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if companies (details supplied) hold a petroleum prospecting licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9977/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The three companies mentioned by the Deputy were awarded onshore Licensing Options in February 2011 for a period of two years from 1 March 2011 to 28 February 2013. While applications for petroleum prospecting licences were submitted by the three companies, no such authorisations were granted due to the limited nature of the work programmes to be carried out under the licensing options.

Question No. 120 answered with Question No. 108.
Question No. 121 answered with Question No. 110.