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Shell to Sea Demand Answers if Gas is again flowing from the Corrib field through the Bellenaboy Terminal

According to Reuters, the outage of gas from the Corrib field into the gas terminal in Bellenaboy resumed at a reduced capacity at 8am this morning.

The statement issued by Statoil yesterday says, “the outage at Ireland’s Corrib Gas field is expected to end at 8am Wednesday (today). Adding that "the Corrib field output has been reduced by 9.9 million cubic metres per day since the 22 September, and will be reduced by just 6 million cubic metres during ramp up on Wednesday (today)".

On September 22nd ,Shell confirmed that odourless gas from the Corrib gas field made its way  into the general supply.

An investigation by the Environmental protection Agency, the EPA, as to how it had happened was initiated and other statutory regulatory bodies like the Commission for Energy Regulation were also looking into what had occurred.

Shell to Sea, the group opposed to a gas terminal at Bellenaboy, called on both the EPA and CER to answer a list of questions and concerns from the community.

To date, neither the EPA or CER have responded to that request.

Midwest News has contacted Shell to ask if the outage to Bellanboy has ended this morning, and we are awaiting a response.

 Shell to Sea Spokesperson Maura Harrington speaking to Midwest News today asked has CER now given the green light for the resumption of gas flow and is also calling on the EPA investigation, if completed, to be made public.


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