Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (157, 158)

Seán Crowe

Ceist:

157. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of gas the Corrib gas field has produced each month in 2019 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39145/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Crowe

Ceist:

158. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the percentage of the State’s energy supply currently provided by gas; and the percentage of this gas which is imported from abroad. [39146/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 157 and 158 together.

The following table sets out the amount of gas the Corrib gas field has produced each month in 2019 and also sets out what percentage Corrib contributes to Ireland’s total gas supply.

2019 Year to Date

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

August

Corrib (GWh)

2421

2112

2329

2195

2261

2144

2182

2142

Corrib (as % of Ireland's Gas Supply Mix)

43%

46%

43%

42%

43%

45%

46%

52%

In respect of the percentage of Ireland’s energy supply being provided by gas, figures from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland indicate that in 2018, 30.6% of Ireland’s primary energy supply was provided by natural gas. Of the total natural gas supplied in 2018, 38.6% of it was imported.