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Shell Ireland welcomes EPA final determination on IE licence

Shell Ireland welcomes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Final Determination on our Industrial Emissions (IE) Licence.
Corrib gas terminal

With the Corrib facilities technically ready for start-up, Shell awaits the final regulatory approval and looks forward to delivering gas and the many long-term benefits that will flow from Corrib.

Notes to Editors:

  • The Corrib gas field was discovered in 1996 and is located 83km off the North West Mayo Coast.  The field contains an estimated 1 trillion cubic feet of gas.
  • At peak production, Corrib has the potential to meet up to 60% of Ireland’s gas needs.
  • More than 6,000 people have worked on the Corrib Gas Project in North Mayo since 2004 making it Ireland’s largest ever energy investment.
  • Over €1.1 billion has been spent with 300 world-class Irish contractors, sub-contractors and consultancies.
  • The Corrib gas field will sustain 175 high quality long term jobs for the next 15-20 years.
  • The Corrib Gas Partners are Shell E&P Ireland Limited (45% and operators), Statoil Exploration Ireland Limited (36.5%) and Vermilion Energy Ireland Limited (18.5%).
  • For further information please visit www.shell.ie

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