Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (163)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

163. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when it is expected that products from the Corrib gas field will become available to the national grid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45547/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Completion of the Corrib gas field development works, by the developer, is the principal factor that will determine the date for first gas. Pending such completion, it is not possible to state a date for when gas from the Corrib gas field will become available.

It is estimated that construction of the onshore section of the pipeline, which began last year, including the construction of a 5 km tunnel, will take in the region of three years. First gas cannot therefore reasonably be anticipated before end 2014.

Question No. 164 answered with Question No. 162.