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Gas discovery for Cove may rock boat for Shell

The Irish Times – Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BARRY O’HALLORAN and CIARA O’BRIEN

EXPLORATION GROUP Cove Energy yesterday reported a new gas find off Mozambique, raising speculation that a new bidder could attempt to trump an existing $1.8 billion offer from Shell for the company.

Cove said Anadarko, its partner in the Rovuma licence off the east African country, had between seven trillion and 20 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas in the Golfinho exploration well where one of its partners had been drilling. read more

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Irish Times Corrib Gas articles: 25 April 2012

The Irish Times – Three articles, all published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Camcorder strangest of Corrib incidents

LORNA SIGGINS

ANALYSIS : THE Corrib gas controversy has been marked by flashpoints, but none more extraordinary than that which occurred on March 31st of last year.

On that date, NUI Maynooth postgraduate student Jerrie Ann Sullivan was one of two women arrested near Glengad for alleged public order offences, and released later from Belmullet Garda station without charge.

Recording equipment, used by protesters, gardaí and private security, has become a type of armour in the long-running dispute. And so gardaí confiscated a camcorder which Sullivan had with her, but which she had borrowed from the university for her research. It was returned to the women on their discharge. read more

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Shell receives complaint about impact of gas project’s haulage work

They say they are under “constant surveillance” by gardaí and Shell private security…

The Irish Times – Monday, April 2, 2012

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

SHELL EP Ireland has confirmed it has received a copy of a “detailed complaint” compiled by a group of north Mayo residents regarding the impact of the Corrib gas project’s construction and haulage work.

The group has submitted 104 letters of complaint to Mayo County Council, with 112 signatures.

Copies have been sent to Shell, the Garda, the Private Security Authority of Ireland, Ministers and politicians, and several environmental and human rights organisations. read more

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Shell Corrib Gas War Flares Up Again

The Irish Times – Friday, February 17, 2012

North Mayo residents protest at road disruption by Corrib gas haulage

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

NORTH MAYO residents have begun a series of protests to reclaim the road they say is being lost to the local community and overtaken by heavy traffic of working equipment and haulage associated with the Corrib gas project.

The residents, who are not aligned to any formal protest grouping, say they feel “abandoned by the State and all its agencies”.

The residents of Pollathomas, Aughoose, Lenamore, Aughagower, Barnacuillew and Glengad live along the L1202 coast road, which runs parallel to the Sruwaddacon estuary in inner Broadhaven Bay. The L1202 is currently one of the main haulage routes for work on the onshore Corrib gas pipeline. read more

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Shell puts extra €90m into Irish subsidiary

The Irish Times – Monday, January 23, 2012

GORDON DEEGAN

OIL AND GAS multinational Shell has injected €90 million into its Irish subsidiary to deal with the spiralling costs of the Corrib gas field project.

Documents filed with the Companies’ Registration Office show that the global group has pumped the extra money into Shell Ireland.

The Irish company confirmed yesterday that the 5km onshore gas pipeline to bring gas from the offshore Corrib field to the market will not be complete until the second half of 2014.

The Corrib gas partners, Shell, Statoil and Canadian-owned Vermillion are now nine years behind the initial target to start generating revenues from the field. read more

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RTÉ report on Corrib tape breached ‘fairness’

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

THE BROADCASTING Authority of Ireland has upheld complaints about RTÉ television’s reporting of an investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission into the Corrib tape controversy.

The authority found two RTÉ television news broadcasts on July 28th, 2011, on the findings of the interim Garda ombudsman report, were in breach of “fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs” under section 48(1) of the 2009 Broadcasting Act. read more

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Oil giant Shell announces new Corrib gas chief

The Irish Times – Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ÁINE RYAN

SHELL HAS announced the appointment of a new managing director at the Corrib gas project.

The communique came as local protest groups yesterday declined an invitation to contribute to a joint Oireachtas committee hearing on offshore resources and their exploration.

Michael Crothers is a Canadian native, born to Irish parents, and takes the helm as Shell prepares for the final phase of the operation. This involves construction of the longest sub-sea raw gas pipeline in western Europe. read more

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Protecting Irelands oil and gas reserves

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sir, – As a former ambassador to Denmark and Norway (1998-2001) I would like to endorse your call for judicious and far-sighted harvesting of this country’s oil and gas reserves (Editorial, August 29th).

Oil wealth can often prove to be a curse, but the Nordic countries are examples of the positive impact that natural resources can have on small, well-managed, open societies. Both Norway and Denmark benefit from strong parliaments which carefully monitor the actions of government and civil service in dividing up a resource which is the property of the people. Their allocation of exploration and extraction licences is accordingly transparent, well-informed and clearly subordinate to the public good. read more

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The Irish Times: Protecting our resources

The Irish Times – Monday, August 29, 2011

OF ALL the big questions facing the State, few have more profound long-term implications than the management of our natural resources. Official estimates suggest a potential reserve of hydrocarbons equivalent to 10 billion barrels of oil off the west coast alone. Were all of this to be recovered, it would be enough to supply Ireland’s gas and oil needs for a century.

With the stakes so high, it is imperative that the State gets its approach right. It has to balance the need to get companies to spend vast sums drilling wells with the public interest in maximising benefits from resources that belong to the Irish people. There is some urgency. A new round of applications for exploration licences in Atlantic waters closed at the end of May. Fifteen applications were received – the largest number of any licensing round to date and an indication that Irish waters are an increasingly attractive prospect. read more

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MEP claims gardaí assaulted him at Corrib gas protest

The Irish Times – Friday, August 26, 2011

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

SOCIALIST Party MEP Paul Murphy says he intends to lodge a complaint with the Garda Síochána over his treatment at a Corrib gas protest in north Mayo yesterday.

Mr Murphy says he was “assaulted by gardaí” as he participated in a sit-down protest on a public road close to the Corrib gas terminal at Ballinaboy.

“I was punched in the head, I had my pressure point targeted – as in my ear was deliberately twisted to a point of excruciating pain and my stomach was repeatedly poked and prodded at very sensitive points,” Mr Murphy said. read more

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Amnesty condemns Shell’s decades of denial

The Irish Times – Friday, August 5, 2011

LORNA SIGGINS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has described as shocking the scientific findings of a United Nations Environment Programme report which found extensive oil pollution in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.

The human rights group has called on Royal Dutch Shell, as lead oil company in the area, to focus on the “truth, rather than protecting its corporate image” if the problem is to be addressed.

The UN study published yesterday found carcinogens up to 900 times above World Health Organisation levels in drinking water in one area. read more

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Women to make complaint about gardaí

The Irish Times – Thursday, April 7, 2011

LORNA SIGGINS and CONOR LALLY

THE GARDA Síochána Ombudsman Commission is due to receive a formal complaint today from the two women at the centre of the controversy over allegations of misconduct by Garda officers.

One of the women is also due to attend a Shell to Sea press conference in Dublin this morning.

The Garda ombudsman initiated an inquiry on Tuesday as a “matter of public interest”, following the revelation that gardaí were inadvertently recorded on a camera making jokes about threatening to deport and rape one of the women. read more

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Corrib pipeline gets approval

A previous application submitted by Shell and Corrib gas partners was rejected by Bord Pleanala. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

Bord Pleanála has approved Shell E&P Ireland’s third proposed route for the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline with 58 conditions.

Inspector Martin Nolan, who chaired last year’s resumed oral hearing on the revised plan, says that the application’s “clarity and transparency” provides “confidence that the safety of the public is fully protected, and that the public will not be put at risk”. read more

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Shell rejects talks invite from rights organisation

The Irish Times – Monday, October 18, 2010

LORNA SIGGINS Western Correspondent

SHELL EP Ireland and its security contractors for the Corrib gas project have confirmed that they declined an invitation to meet an Amnesty International/Front Line human rights delegation in north Mayo last week.

However, the Garda agreed to meet the delegation to discuss possible monitoring of future Corrib gas protests. Chief Supt Tom Curley, head of the Mayo Garda division, confirmed that the two organisations had been in contact. read more

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Pipeline risk overstated – Shell

The Irish Times – Saturday, October 2, 2010

ÁINE RYAN

RISK FROM the proposed Corrib gas pipeline “is no greater than that posed by existing transmission pipelines across Ireland”, according to Shell EP Ireland.

Speaking yesterday in Belmullet, Co Mayo, on the final day of the resumed An Bord Pleanála hearing into the last section of the controversial pipeline, senior counsel Esmonde Keane said Shell’s latest application had “satisfied all relevant criteria” set down by the planning appeals board in its letter of November 2nd, 2009. read more

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Legality of Shell pipe disputed

The Irish Times – Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Shell gas refinery building site at Ballinaboy in north Co Mayo. A resumed Bord Pleanála hearing is considering Shell’s third proposed route for the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline, linking the offshore pipe landfall at Glengad to the gas terminal at Ballinaboy. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent, in Belmullet

A DISPUTE over the legality of a section of Shell’s Corrib gas pipeline which has already been laid dominated a resumed Bord Pleanála oral hearing in north Mayo yesterday. read more

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