Energy Crisis

Ryan mulls Green policy U-turn on commercial LNG terminal

Government under growing pressure to accept need for commercial liquified natural gas import terminal as concerns grow over security of supply

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, previously ruled out commercial LNG, instead suggesting a non-commercial State-led gas import or storage facility to act as emergency back-up. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Eamon Ryan has conceded that Ireland may need to build a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, reversing a key Green Party policy, because the “world changed” when the Nord Stream gas pipelines were blown up last year.

The Business Post understands that the government is under growing pressure to accept the need for a commercial LNG import terminal despite Ryan having previously ruled this out.

Ryan’s department is due to publish a new energy security ...