State trawls for increase in offshore licences

The Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA) anticipates increased interest in the latest round of applications for gas and oil exploration off the Irish coast, which closes on Tuesday.

28th May, 2011

The Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA) anticipates increased interest in the latest round of applications for gas and oil exploration off the Irish coast, which closes on Tuesday.

Gas and oil exploration companies will apply for new authorisations in the Atlantic Margin off the west coast, from Donegal to Kerry.

The round is the largest to date and includes all of Ireland’s major Atlantic basins, a quarter of a million square kilometres, extending from about...

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