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SEPIL response to High Court ruling

Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) welcomes today’s High Court ruling confirming that the Environmental Protection Agency’s amendment to our licence earlier this year successfully brought it into conformity with the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive.

Commenting on the ruling, SEPIL’s Managing Director Michael Crothers said: “I am pleased with today’s High Court decision. Following the recent completion of the 4.9km Corrib gas pipeline tunnel in Co. Mayo, this ruling keeps us on track for producing First Gas from the Corrib field in 2015. At peak production, the Corrib field has the potential to supply up to 60% of Ireland’s gas needs and improve Ireland’s security of energy supply.”

Note to Editors:

  • On 6 January 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made an amendment to the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Licence dated 12 November 2007 to bring it into conformity with the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive.  
  • SEPIL participated fully in the EPA’s extremely rigorous IPPC application process by providing expert testimony at lengthy oral hearings and furnishing thousands of pages of supporting documentation.  
  • When granting the IPPC licence in 2007, the EPA confirmed that emissions from the Bellanaboy gas terminal “will not adversely affect human health or the environment and will meet all relevant national and EU standards.”

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