Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Ceisteanna (463, 464, 465)

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

463. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the moneys that have been received to date for each year since 2010, 2011, 2012 from each of the companies that took up an onshore licensing option, with reference to applications made under sections 10 and 11 of the Onshore Petroleum Licensing Notice over the northwest carboniferous basin and the Clare basin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8298/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

464. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an itemised breakdown of payments received from each company for their onshore licensing option; including, dates and amounts of application fees paid for each onshore licensing option; if he will provide further the annual rental fees paid for the areas covered by each onshore licensing option, including a statement and map reference for the designated areas in square kilometres for each option. [8299/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

465. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an itemised breakdown of payments for each company for their petroleum prospecting licence, if any granted, in respect of each onshore licensing option, including dates and amounts of application fees paid for each petroleum prospecting licence required by the conditions of the onshore licensing options and dates and amounts of annual rental fees paid for each petroleum prospecting licence. [8300/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 463 to 465, inclusive, together.

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the table hereunder, all fees and rentals due have been paid in full. While applications for petroleum prospecting licences were submitted by the companies no such authorisations were granted due to the nature of the work programmes proposed. Maps showing the areas granted to the companies can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Natural/Petroleum+Affairs+Division/NW+Carboniferous+and+Clare+Basins/

Company

Enegi

LANGCO

Tamboran

Area

496.83km²

466.50km²

986.45km²

Licensing Option Application Fee

€1,520

(paid 17 June 2010)

€1,520

(paid 17 June 2010)

€1,520

(paid 17 June 2010)

1st Year Rental

€14,370

(paid 28/5/2012)

€13,528

(paid 13/4/2011)

€28,594

(paid 19/5/2011)

2nd Year Rental

€14,370

(paid 11/12/2012)

€13,528

(paid 26/7/2012)

€28,594

(paid 15/5/2012)

Prospecting Licence Application fee

€1,520

(paid 15/6/2011)

€1,520

(paid 13/6/2011)

€1,520

(paid 8/7/2011)

Total

€31,780

€30,096

€60,228