Analysis: Our reliance on British gas is about to cost us more

With Britain’s short-haul discount to be scrapped in October and our own gas supply falling, Ireland’s renewable energy industries will need to be quickly ramped up

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
22nd July, 2020
Analysis: Our reliance on British gas is about to cost us more
Sixty per cent of Ireland‘s gas comes from Britain via the Moffat interconnector

The cost of importing gas into Ireland from Britain will rise from October this year due to reforms to Britain’s regulatory regime.

Though this may not come as a surprise to many, it is a reminder of the impact of British gas regulation on the Irish market at a time when Ireland‘s indigenous gas supply is falling.

The change in price is happening as a result of the British Office of...

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