Energy security review recommends non-commercial gas facilities

Long-awaited report sought to identify and examine potential shocks to the physical security of supply in Ireland’s electricity and natural gas systems

The government is to launch six-week public consultation on the options proposed. Picture: Getty

A commercial LNG terminal in Ireland would not be viable if climate targets are to be met and would likely result in the importation of fracked gas, an independent energy security review commissioned by the government has found.

A new report published today instead proposes a non-commercial gas storage facility and a non-commercial or state-leased floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal as “back up” facilities that would only be used in the event of shortages. ...