Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (749)

Bríd Smith


749. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details or copies of all annual reports since 2010 sent to his Department by holders of a lease undertaking in respect of their efforts to establish commerciality of the relevant discovery. [30839/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Article 47 of the Licensing Terms for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production provides for the confidentiality periods that apply in respect of returns and data furnished under the provisions of a petroleum authorisation. Two lease undertakings have been granted since 2010. The confidentiality periods applying to returns and data furnished to my Department in respect of these lease undertakings has not expired, as such I am not in a position to supply the information sought by the Deputy.