Power play: Do we need liquified natural gas?

The US wants to send its ‘freedom gas’ all over the world, and Ireland is on its radar. But just how green is liquified natural gas? Daniel Murray reports on the plans for two terminals here

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
21st July, 2019
An LNG floating terminal: two are being proposed for Ireland, in Cork and Kerry

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is upending international energy markets. Where previously gas needed pipelines to be transported, the development of LNG has turned it into a liquid product, which can be shipped in the same way as crude oil or petroleum.

The result is that the gas market is being globalised - and Ireland is on the list of countries being targeted by its overflowing producers. Proposals for two LNG import terminals, one each in...

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