Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna (13)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

13. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if all rental acreage fees paid to his Department fall due to be paid at the same time; if not, if this depends on the date of issue of the licence; and if the fees are paid in advance for the coming period or retrospectively. [28536/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The Licensing Terms for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production 2007 provide that acreage rental fees in respect of petroleum authorisations are payable on the date of issue of an authorisation for a period of one year and thereafter on the annual anniversary date of the issue of that authorisation. As such acreage rental fees are paid in advance and fall due at different times of the year depending on the original date of issue of each authorisation.

Question No. 14 answered orally.