Group asks Irish government to streamline licensing

07/08/2013
Citing environmentally related delays of two oil and gas projects, the local branch of the Energy Institute, London, has urged the Irish government to address "uneasiness with the adversarial nature and the lack of robustness of the licensing and consent processes." In a submission to the government, the Energy Institute Republic of Ireland (EI Ireland) said the government has addressed some of the problems that have kept production from starting at Corrib natural gas field, a 1996 discovery off northwestern Ireland. Shell E&P Ireland operates the development, which environmental groups have long resisted. But the group cited the February relinquishment by Providence Resourc...
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