Watching the World: Irish gas line fight roars on

Back in Ireland, they’re still battling over a proposed pipeline from Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Corrib offshore gas fields. Yes, that’s the same pipeline controversy we have touched on before.As one of our informants aptly put it, “Corrib would seem to be at the center of an Irish ideological, political, and financial battleground between many different interests.”This time, the dramatis personae are arguing over the validity of two consultancy reports: one by Accufacts Inc. for a group calling itself the Centre for Public Inquiry, the other by Advantica Consultants on behalf of the Irish government.Two-thirds political In November, Shell said that any concerns...

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