Oil

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Disruption to Ireland’s oil supplies may arise due to global activities on the oil markets or local events affecting either the exportation of oil products to Ireland from other jurisdictions, or their importation or distribution within Ireland.

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has overall responsibility for oil security policy and the DCCAE develops, prepares and updates emergency plans. Should an oil disruption occur, the DCCAE will liaise and coordinate with all relevant stakeholders (including the European Union (EU), International Energy Agency (IEA), other Government Departments and agencies, the Government Taskforce on Emergency Planning, the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) and the oil industry).

The Oil Emergency Management Handbook provides an overview of oil emergency in Ireland.