Analysis: New ideas in the pipeline as Kinsale gas field shuts up shop

Ireland’s longest-running gas field is finally pumped out, but several players are vying to use the site for innovative energy projects

13th July, 2020
Analysis: New ideas in the pipeline as Kinsale gas field shuts up shop
The Kinsale gas field in Co Cork, which began production in 1978, supplied all of Ireland’s gas needs at its peak

Last week marked the end of an era in Ireland’s energy history. The Kinsale Head gas field off the coast of Cork – the country’s first and longest-running commercial gas field –ceased production after 42 years.

At its peak, Kinsale supplied all of Ireland’s gas needs, eventually supplemented with imports from two pipelines constructed between Ireland and Britain, and subsequently supported by the gas discovery at Corrib off the coast of...

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