Shell responds to Minister's letter

Shell E&P Ireland has responded to a letter from the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources saying that they have been “meticulous in complying with all of the conditions” attached to the Corrib pipeline project to date.

Shell E&P Ireland has responded to a letter from the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources saying that they have been “meticulous in complying with all of the conditions” attached to the Corrib pipeline project to date.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Shell says that it acknowledges welding has taken place but only between the terminal and the upper river crossing through Coillte lands.

They say that “no such work has been undertaken anywhere else on the onshore pipeline route”.

Shell also acknowledged there may have been a "technical breach" of the consent and said it would work to ensure "no possible departures from the terms of the Minister's consent occur in the future".

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