State’s anti-LNG terminal stance risks future energy security, engineers warn

Secure gas supplies needed as Corrib gas field is set to expire in a few years, say energy experts

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment: Ireland currently sources all of its natural gas needs from the Corrib gas field and the Moffat gas pipeline connecting Ireland and Scotland. Picture: RollingNews

The government’s stance opposing the construction of any form of Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Ireland poses an “enormous risk” to the country’s future energy security, the Irish Academy of Engineers has warned.

It comes after Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, intervened directly in the planning application of Shannon LNG, telling An Bord Pleanála that it should not be permitted “under any circumstances”.

Ireland currently gets all of its natural gas needs from ...